Some approaches to investigation
To help you in pursuing an investigation, there are some useful approaches you can use:
The V4P approach to conducting a fraud investigation
V4P stands for ‘Victim, Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare’ and is explained in more detail below.
|Victim||Working with the victim.|
|Pursue||Prosecute, deny assets and dismantle operations.|
|Prevent||Deter people from engaging in economic crime by demonstrating that it does not pay.|
|Protect||Educate the public and businesses to prevent them from becoming victims of economic crime.|
|Prepare||Develop relationships with all sectors to ensure a thorough understanding of the causes and effects of economic crime.|
You can read more about the 4Ps approach in the downloadable document at the foot of this page.
Fraud investigative strategies (MAP)
Every investigation has to have a strategy. This diagram outlines the MAP strategy that is used in many investigations.
Safeguarding the assets and securing compensation for the victims are particularly important.
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