PracticeAccounting FirmsGuide protects profession from fraud swindlers

Guide protects profession from fraud swindlers

The International Chamber of Commerce has published a booklet that advises accountants and their clients on how to protect themselves from being swindled by fraudsters.

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produced by the ICC’s Commercial Crime Services department includes case studies demonstrating the techniques fraudsters use to cheat victims of millions of pounds, euros and dollars through ‘phoney documentation, non-existent consignments, containers packed with worthless rubbish and a multitude of other devices’.

The key lesson of the book is that increasing the number of documents to control processes does not reduce the risk of fraud; ‘Independent verification of a few key documents does’.

The booklet available is available from ICC Books

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