This week marks International Fraud Awareness Week.

Chief Executive, Rhys Jones, says, "one of Fire and Emergency's values is Kia Tika –we do the right thing. It follows that Fire and Emergency has no tolerance for fraud or corruption, whether by employees, volunteers, contractors or suppliers." 

Fire and Emergency will thoroughly investigate any instances or allegations of fraud and corruption and take appropriate action, which can involve referral to the Police.

Managers must remain vigilant to the potential for fraud and corruption and ensure robust internal controls are in place.

If you suspect fraud or corruption call our Fraud Hotline 04 439 7865 or email fraudhotline@fireandemergency.nz.

A number of videos can be found at this link, which you are encouraged to review. They cover a range of interesting topics including why people commit fraud, common computer and internet fraud schemes and identity theft.

Check out the videos here: https://www.fraudweek.com/fraudweek/explainer-videos (external link)(external link)

There will also be a lunchtime presentation on Friday 19 November at 12.30pm to discuss the following:

  • What is fraud?
  • Environment within which fraud occurs
  • Fraud Triangle – Need – Opportunity – Rationale
  • Case Study 1 – Taken at face value - Failure to check
  • Case Study 2 – Unpeeling the layers of deceit
  • Case Study 3 – Fake Supplier Setup
  • The devastating effect of fraud on staff and others – the Ripple Effect
  • Fraud Red Flags – behavioural indicators to be aware of
  • Management awareness – what to watch out for
  • Fraud detection mechanisms in place
  • Reporting suspected fraud, corruption or dishonesty
    • Our Hotline
    • Management actions

 This will take place at NHQ in 12.2 Avalon and 12.3 Oban or you can tune in online(external link)(external link).

 

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