University Internal Audit

Fraud Concepts and Business Ethics

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This website is designed to assist University of Massachusetts personnel by providing information and guidance concerning fraud prevention in your organization.  Fraud, and unethical behavior are "hot" topics in today's world.  The challenge for us, as University of Massachusetts employees, is taking preventative action so that frauds do not happen.  Fraud takes many forms.  Some examples include: embezzlement, kickbacks, theft, fraudulent financial reporting, environmental crimes, software piracy, bid rigging, computer-related crime, identity theft, credit card fraud, check fraud, fraudulent workers compensation claims, ghost employee schemes, inappropriate expense reports, unreported conflicts of interest, etc.

We believe the vast majority of University of Massachusetts personnel are ethical, well-intentioned and desire to conduct University business activities with utmost propriety.  The ideas and concepts discussed herein will provide staff members with specific measures to help ensure that high professional standards of integrity are adhered to by all members of the University of Massachusetts community.

White Collar Crime

Red Flags

Fraud Prevention

Conflict of Interest

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             Ethics & Fraud Hotline
                   774-455-7555

Ethics&FraudHotline@umassp.edu

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Ethics & Fraud Awareness