- The FDIC encourages financial institutions to consider the benefits of implementing a fraud hotline as a confidential communication channel to identify fraud and reduce fraud-related losses.
- The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – in its "2004 Report to the Nation" – stated that organizations without mechanisms to report fraud suffered financial losses that were more than twice as high as organizations with anonymous fraud-reporting mechanisms.
- Awareness of the fraud hotline by employees, customers, contractors, service providers, suppliers and other third parties is an important component in ensuring a hotline's effectiveness.
- Confidentiality of tips reported on fraud hotlines must be guaranteed to ensure that those reporting suspected wrongdoing can do so without fear of retribution or reprisal.
FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
Chief Executive Officer
FIL-46-2005 – Pre-employment Background Screening
FIL-17-2003 – Corporate Governance, Audits, and Reporting Requirements
Guidance on Implementing a Fraud Hotline
Examination Specialist Kathryn Weatherby at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 898-3673.
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