3 Areas of Focus To Build Rapport With an Interview Subject

3 Areas of Focus To Build Rapport With an Interview Subject

Conducting an effective interview is a key activity during a fraud examination, and an interview is simply a conversation with a specific purpose. A common thread to all interviews is the need to build rapport with the interviewee. There are three specific areas I focus on to build real rapport with an interview subject, foster open communication and achieve my interview goals. These three areas of focus are trust, respect and empathy. 

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The Interview Room: Preparation, Evidence and Empathy

The Interview Room: Preparation, Evidence and Empathy

In the latest episode of Fraud Talk, Scott Porter, CPA, CA, and Senior Investigator at CPA Ontario, shares techniques to assist fraud examiners conducting investigative interviews in corporate settings. He also explores traditional law enforcement interview models, and offers emerging alternatives to enable practitioners to conduct ethical, legal and effective interviews.

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The Future of Fraud Risk Management and the Use of Robotics

The Future of Fraud Risk Management and the Use of Robotics

A recent Reuters article about the “expense report of the future” included a discussion about the future of fraud risk management and the use of robotics. Though not a new discussion, this article highlighted the most common uses of the technology without using the trendy approach of claiming robots are taking over.

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Brilliance v. Ethics – Which One Wins?

Brilliance v. Ethics – Which One Wins?

A federal judge asked Donald Watkins, Sr. to step away from the jury box as Watkins, Sr. made an impassioned plea in his closing argument. Watkins, Sr. was in the personal space of front-row jurors, who were clearly agitated and restless as they leaned, twisted back and forth and from side to side to move away from the attorney. Watkins, Sr. was pointing his finger at the jurors and leaning directly into them.

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The ACFE Celebrates International Women's Day 2019

The ACFE Celebrates International Women's Day 2019

Today, March 8, the ACFE is proud to recognize more than 30,000 female anti-fraud professionals in honor of International Women's Day. We created a page on our website to share articles, resources and profiles of the women dedicating their time to fighting fraud. I also wanted to share a few of the quotes and stories we heard from women over the past year.

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