Fraud Investigator

Fraud investigators conduct investigations and assist law enforcement personnel investigating fraud. To investigate fraud, they conduct interviews and analyze evidence collected during investigations. Likewise, fraud investigators obtain confessions from suspects, depositions, and statements of fact, and they obtain search warrants and serve subpoenas. While conducting investigations, fraud investigators must adhere to professional and legal standards. Once investigations are complete, fraud investigators write reports detailing evidence and their conclusions, which are used during criminal prosecutions. They also must relay their conclusions to police agencies and prosecutors. Fraud investigators frequently provide expert testimony during trials.

How to Become a Fraud Investigator
  • Earn a degree in criminal justice, legal studies, business administration, fraud management, or accounting. Many organizations hire individuals with criminal justice degrees, regardless of experience
  • Review the supplementary requirements below to see if you're qualified
  • Professional licensure and continuing education requirements differ by state. Since many people are interesting in fraud investigation careers and employers always seek the most qualified candidates, those with college degrees will have better job opportunities

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