The sixth annual Economist Intelligence Unit Global Fraud Survey, commissioned by Kroll, polled more than 830 senior executives worldwide from a broad range of industries and functions. As in previous years, the survey tells the story of a changing fraud environment, with dangers ebbing and flowing in often unpredictable ways. This year, the data reveal five key insights.
- Prevalence and cost of fraud are down from last year, but more than six in every ten companies were still hit at least once.
- Concern about fraud is dropping faster than fraud itself.
- The biggest danger still comes from inside the business.
- Information theft remains a significant, multi-faceted threat.
- Taking anti-corruption compliance more seriously is paying dividends for companies.