Fraud Questionnaire Results

Question 1
Have you been informed of the risk of fraud to your Company? Yes 24% 
(78%) No 76% (22%)

Question 2
In which of the following areas do you know the company has written procedures?

(Sample of answers)
a) Expenses 44%
(83%) e) Document Security 10% (54%)
b) Cash Collections 19%
(63%) f) Debt recovery 9% (36%)
c) Computers 25%
(72%) g) Stores 4% (39%)
d) Cheques 20%
(51%) h) Temporary employees 11% (48%)

Question 3
Do you consider information about fraud found within your company as:-

(a) Internally sensitive? Yes 57%
(66%) No 22% (25%) Don’t Know 22% (9%)
(b) Competitor sensitive? Yes 53%
(44%) No 18% (38%) Don’t Know 28% (19%)

Question 4
What type of person commits fraud?

Question 5
What does a fraudster need to conduct his/her crime?

Question 6
In your opinion could the following be fraud:-

a) The Non Payment of a valid debt?
Definitely 12%
(40%) Probably 31% (27%) Don’t Know 27% (14%) Probably Not 17% (17%) Definitely not 14% (3%)
b) Invoice Overpayment?
Definitely 11%
(42%) Probably 37% (33%) Don’t Know 33% (14%) Probably Not 13% (10%) Definitely not 6% (1%)
c) False Accounting?
Definitely 64%
(80%) Probably 33% (17%) Don’t Know 2% (3%) Probably Not 1% (0%) Definitely not 0% (0%)
d) Over-Ordering?
Definitely 20%
(41%) Probably 33% (43%) Don’t Know 26% (14%) Probably Not 17% (2%) Definitely not 4% (1%)
e) Mistakes in expenses claims?
Definitely 15%
(29%) Probably 48% (35%) Don’t Know 17% (20%) Probably Not 18% (8%) Definitely not 2% (8%)
f) Mistakes in overtime claims?
Definitely 19%
(34%) Probably 52% (39%) Don’t Know 7% (14%) Probably Not 20% (5%) Definitely not 2% (7%)
g) Misrep of info on CV?
Definitely 54%
(81%) Probably 38% (11%) Don’t Know 6% (6%) Probably Not 1% (1%) Definitely not 1% (0%)

Question 7
Do you accept the following at face value?

a) Documents:- Sometimes 73%
(5%) Always 22% (74%) Never 5% (21%) Not Applicable 0% (1%)
b) New Employees:- Always 15%
(3%) Sometimes 65% (53%)Never 11% (41%) Not Applicable 9% (3%)
(c) New Client:- Always 9%
(4%) Sometimes 64% (55%) Never 19% (35%) Not Applicable 9% (5%)
(d) Office Services:- Always 12%
(7%) Sometimes 59% (60%) Never 11% (28%) Not Applicable 18% (4%)
(e) Out-Services cleaning/security:- Always 13%
(6%) Sometimes 50% (41%) Never 16% (49%) Not Applicable 20% (4%)
(f) Outsourcing work:- Always 12%
(6%) Sometimes 49% (49%) Never 17% (41%) Not Applicable of 21% (4%)

Question 8

(a) Have you personally been a victim of fraud? Yes 40%
(49%)
(b) Could it have been discovered earlier? Yes 12%
(32%)
(c) Could it have been prevented? Yes 16%
(72%)

Question 9

(a) Has your Company ever been victim of fraud? Yes 23%
(91%)
(b) Could it have been discovered earlier? Yes 9%
(74%)
(c) Could it have been prevented? Yes 16%
(70%)

Question 10
Have you received any training in how to prevent or detect fraud?

Less than 6 months 12%
(59%)
More than 6 months 10%
(31%)
More than 2 years 7%
(3%)
Never 70%
(6%)

Question 11
Does your Company have a policy about:-

Fraud Awareness Yes 11%
(59%)
Fraud Prevention Yes 6%
(56%)
Fraud Training Yes 6%
(3%)
Don’t know 76%
(21%)


Question 12
Does your company have a line of communication for the reporting of suspicions of fraud committed against your company?
Yes 11%
(79%) No 24% (15%) Don’t Know 65% (6%)

Question 13
Does your company actively share information about fraud for the purposes of future prevention? Yes 70%
(60%) No 30% (32%)

Question 14
For fraud prevention do you think this information should be shared within your company/group?
Yes 56%
(91%) No 4% (6%) Not Applicable 40% (4%)

Question 15
If a service was offered in relation to education about fraud, would you like to see your firm particiapate? Yes 77%
(81%) No 0% (8%) Don’t Know 23% (10%)

Question 16
If a service were offered to assist your firm and their clients in reducing the risk of fraud, would you like them to participate? Yes 74%
(83%) No 0% (5%) Don’t Know 26% (11%)