Fraud is a generic term for a wide variety of criminal offenses that involve deception. It seems that fraud is in the news most every day.
Fraud must contain all of these elements but deception is the key in any fraud offense:
- A false representation was made about a material matter or point
- The representation was made intentionally and recklessly
- It was believed and acted upon by the victim
- The victim suffered damages as a result
Fraud can affect anyone
But small businesses are especially vulnerable
A fraud examination is an investigative engagement undertaken by trained professionals when there is reason to believe that fraud has occurred.
If you see “red flags” or believe you may be the victim of fraudulent activity, contact Leslea Ellis, LLC for a confidential consultation.