The Coercer


Someone who dishonestly gains a personal benefit by influencing, manipulating or bribing another person to act in a desired way.

This might involve negative stimulus such as threats or intimidation, or positive stimulus such as favour or monetary kickbacks.

Recent case studies


The methods of the coercer are countered by measures that support probity, information security, oversight and deterrence.

Key countermeasures include:

Other countermeasures include:

Printable summary

Download an A3 printable summary of the fraudster personas. If you require these documents in a different accessible format please contact fraud@ag.gov.au.

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