Psychology of Fraud


In this course, we will explore proven techniques based on an understanding of the psychology of fraud to help prevent and mitigate fraud within core business systems. After defining fraud and establishing the universal scope of the problem fraud presents to organizations worldwide, we will examine the psychology and motivations of fraudsters to help us to understand and develop strategies for prevention and detection. By understanding the psychology of fraud, we will be better able to design fraud prevention, detection, and deterrence controls. We will increase our skills in the areas of fraud prevention, detection, analysis, and some skills relating to investigations. Specifically, we will analyze proven techniques of fraud prevention and detection that are based upon an understanding of psychological factors related to fraud. Armed with a thorough understanding of how psychology impacts behaviors, we will leave this course prepared with the knowledge we need to create a more effective anti-fraud environment. There is no CPE available for this course.

Learning Style

On Demand


Entry Level

Who this course is for

Internal Auditors, Business Managers, and employees.

Length of course

6h 22m
21 Episodes

Here are the topics we'll cover

  • Course Overview
  • Overview and Introduction
  • Why Do People Commit Fraud?
  • Fraud Prevention
  • Fraud Detection
  • Psychology of the Aftermath
  • Key Takeaways
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