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Private investors and business entities lose millions of dollars every year to fraudulent schemes, such as embezzlement, false insurance claims, investment scams, and double billing. Through stepped-up government regulations and tough anti-fraud laws, the business world has come a long way in cracking down on fraud. However, there is still great need for employees at all levels of business to be vigilant in their efforts to detect, report, and prevent fraud and abuse of all kinds. This course provides an introduction to the concepts surrounding fraud and abuse in the business setting. You will learn what constitutes fraud and abuse, what the difference is between them, various laws that address fraud and abuse, and your responsibilities as an employee to prevent fraud and abuse in your workplace. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the definition of fraud
  • Identify the definition of abuse
  • Recognize examples of fraud and abuse
  • Identify types of fraud
  • Match the laws that address fraud and abuse with corresponding descriptions
  • Identify an employee's responsibilities related to prevention of fraud and abuse
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