Philippe Fleury

Philippe Fleury

Partner, Forensic

White-collar crime: the typical fraudster

Fraud is a global scourge that harms corporate reputations, costs millions and ruins lives. Criminal activities of this nature are taking their toll on numerous companies in Switzerland, too. Yet what does a typical fraudster look like? KPMG took a closer look at this question within the scope of an international study ‘Profile of a Fraudster’.
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Fraud Barometer: More cases but less loss?

The latest ‘KPMG Forensic Fraud Barometer’ reveals that Swiss courts processed 91 cases of white-collar crime last year, a record number. At CHF 280 million, however, total losses have fallen to their lowest level in eight years. The average loss per case was around CHF 3 million.
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Fraud Barometer 2014: Cybercrime on the rise

At the end of every year, KPMG lists all major incidents of fraud in Switzerland with losses in excess of than CHF 50,000. In 2014 KPMG registered 77 cases of white-collar crime in Switzerland. Compared to the previous year, this represents a 32.7% increase in the number of cases recorded.
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