The CIPFA Code of Practice on Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption recommends that all organisations in the public services should identify their fraud risks. If organisations have not yet undertaken this task it can be a daunting prospect.
The attached list of common areas of fraud risks is intended to be an introductory list for organisations undertaking a fraud risk identification exercise. It can never be comprehensive but it highlights areas that most organisation types may be vulnerable to. Organisations should also consider their full range of activities and what more 'specialist' areas of fraud risk they need to consider.