Discouraging fraud

Minimising the opportunity and removing the temptation to commit fraud are the best ways that public organisations can protect the public's resources. Building a culture where governance, management, and staff are receptive to talking about fraud is important.

The basics

Despite New Zealand's generally "clean" image, fraud is a fact of business life here. Anyone who has been defrauded knows that the financial loss is only part of the cost – there's also the loss of trust in workmates and colleagues, the loss in productivity when assessing and repairing internal systems, and the sense of betrayal.

List of our fraud resources

A list of our reports, articles, blog posts, and published letters about fraud (its incidence, prevention, or inquiries into allegations of wrongdoing).