Behavioral Red Flags of Fraud Perpetrators

Below are the top behavioral red flags of fraud perpetrators, ranked from highest to lowest:

  1. Living beyond means
  2. Having financial difficulties
  3. Having an unusually close relationship with a vendor or customer
  4. Having control issues and an unwillingness to share duties
  5. Having divorce or family issues
  6. Having a wheeler-dealer attitude
  7. Being irritable, suspicious or having  a defensive attitude
  8. Having addiction problems
  9. Having a history of employment problems
  10. Constant complaints of inadequate pay
  11. Refusing to take vacations
  12. Having a history of legal problems
  13. Experiencing excessive pressure for success