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Ministry of Home Affairs training aims to sniff out frauds

Purchasing and acquisition fraud, payroll fraud, and abuse of company assets. 29 Ministry of Home Affairs staffers are learning how to thwart fraud inside government.

Florida-based company Certified Tech Trainers was on hand at the Government Administration Building Monday (4 April), teaching a wide-ranging group of civil servants how to sniff-out and investigate fraud and corruption.

Information security expert Allen Keelse says to identify fraud, employees first need to throw away their notions of what a fraudster is in the first place.

“Oftentimes fraud starts out with something that seems very very innocuous, very innocent, it’s just borrowing, ‘I’m going to give it back,'” said Mr. Keele. “When you’re investigating a fraud these are the things people say, ‘what I was doing wasn’t so wrong, I was going to give it back.'”

After three days of training on fraud prevention detection and two days of training on investigations and interviewing techniques, the civil servants will become Certified Fraud Control Managers.

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