Most people are trustworthy and honest. However, there is a risk posed by the small number of employees who act dishonestly and defraud their employer.

This guide aims to raise awareness of the potential threat posed by fraud and dishonesty and to provide examples of good practice that can help you manage and mitigate the related risks.

This guide has been produced in partnership with Cifas – the UK’s Fraud Prevention Service. Cifas is a not-for-profit fraud prevention membership organisation. It is the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, managing the largest database of instances of fraudulent conduct in the country. Cifas has over 600 member organisations from all sectors, sharing their fraud risk data to reduce instances of fraud and financial crime.

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