Also known as fraud examiners, fraud investigators review allegations of suspected fraud. They are responsible for interviewing individuals with information about the fraud, analyzing the relevant documentation, and reporting their findings. Fraud investigators may work in law enforcement, at government agencies, or at financial institutions.
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Fraud Investigator Job Description Template
We are looking to hire a resourceful fraud investigator to look into cases of suspected fraud and report any findings. In this role, you will collect evidence, research transactions, interview victims and witnesses, and write a final report on the investigation. You may also be asked to testify in civil or criminal proceedings.
To be a successful fraud investigator, you should have excellent investigative techniques and knowledge of legal proceedings. Ultimately, a top-notch fraud investigator should be able to work well under pressure and pay meticulous attention to detail.
Fraud Investigator Responsibilities:
- Conducting extensive and confidential investigations of suspected fraud allegations.
- Interviewing individuals who may have information on particular fraud allegations.
- Running background checks, employee investigations, and asset searches on suspected perpetrators.
- Analyzing documentation, such as victim testimonies and financial records to determine if fraud occurred.
- Writing in-depth reports on your findings and presenting it to management.
- Liaising with victims of fraud, the police, and court officials when a civil or criminal case is opened.
- Testifying on fraud cases in civil or criminal proceedings.
Fraud Investigator Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in welfare, criminology, finance, or related field.
- At least two years' experience working as a fraud investigator at government agencies or financial institutions.
- Good understanding of relevant legislation, such as the Police and Criminal Evidence Act.
- Solid understanding of analytics and proficiency in report writing software.
- Excellent research skills.
- Determination to succeed and complete a thorough investigation.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Good negotiation skills and the ability to navigate stressful situations.
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