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Recovery Board Shares Fraud Prevention Methods

Recovery Operations Center analysts use enhanced software and multiple data bases to find potential fraud.

​As part of its ongoing efforts to prevent waste and abuse of taxpayer money, the Recovery Board recently sent one of its investigators to teach Inspector General analysts and investigators how to proactively develop information and leads to catch fraudsters.

The course, developed at the request of the Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy (IGCIA) in Glynco, Georgia, is based on the effective approaches developed by the Recovery Board's Recovery Operations Center (ROC) staff to combat fraud, waste, or abuse of stimulus funds. IGCIA wanted to supplement the range of courses it regularly provides to IG investigators and analysts with one that specifically demonstrated the ROC's emphasis on fraud prevention.

“Proactive Approaches and Sources for Inspector General Investigators” introduced students to ROC techniques along with the data sets that ROC analysts use; students then were then given a hypothetical set of facts and asked to use the ROC techniques and data sets to develop leads on any likelihood of fraud. The response to the course from students and IGCIA officials was extremely positive. 

IGCIA plans to make the course part of other training programs it offers.

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