BDO’s has now released its 14th FraudTrack report. Since 2003 they have been tracking fraud cases reported in publically available sources. FraudTrack includes all fraud cases valued at over £50,000 in the UK.
“The significant increase in fraud is quite shocking, but I am not surprised that the second biggest reason for fraud is gambling. If left unchecked, compulsive gambling leads to debt. It is debt that is so destructive to relationships and daily life, debt that leads to the gambler making desperate choices that lead to fraud. EPIC’s philosophy is prevention, through awareness and education. Too many people are being convicted of crimes to feed destructive habits. At EPIC, we work with our clients to help their employees make the right choices.”
Justyn Larcombe, Operations Director, EPIC Risk Management