Financial Statement Fraud Detection by Data Mining

Date Added: Nov 2009
Format: PDF

Financial losses due to financial statement frauds (FSF) are increasing day by day in the world. The industry recognizes the problem and is just now starting to act. Although prevention is the best way to reduce frauds, fraudsters are adaptive and will usually find ways to circumvent such measures. Detecting fraud is essential once prevention mechanism has failed. Several data mining algorithms have been developed that allow one to extract relevant knowledge from a large amount of data like fraudulent financial statements to detect FSF. It is an attempt to detect FSF ; The authors present a generic framework to do the analysis.