Detection countermeasures can help to identify when fraud has occurred.
They can help disrupt additional fraud and mitigate the consequences.
Detection countermeasures are not as cost effective as prevention countermeasures. However, if detected early, the impact of fraud can be significantly reduced.
Detection countermeasures can include people and process controls such as fraud aware staff and tip-off processes, or technology based controls such as fraud detection programs.
To find out more about the importance of countermeasures, visit the overview of fraud countermeasures page.
Common types of detection countermeasures
Key detection countermeasures include:
- Staff are trained and supported to identify and report fraud and corruption
- Quality assurance checks
- Automatic notification of high-risk activities and transactions
- Complaints about poor or anomalous outcomes
- Tip-offs and Public Interest Disclosures
- Activity reporting
- Exception reporting
- Incident reporting
- Internal or external audits or reviews
- Fraud detection programs