Analyzing the fraud awareness from UiTM Pahang's academic staff perspectives / Mohamad Ridhuan Mat Dangi and Noor Hasimah M. Yacob

Mat Dangi, Mohamad Ridhuan and M. Yacob, Noor Hasimah (2013) Analyzing the fraud awareness from UiTM Pahang's academic staff perspectives / Mohamad Ridhuan Mat Dangi and Noor Hasimah M. Yacob. In: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik (Sains Sosial) 2013, 28-29 Oktober 2013, Bukit Gambang Resort City, Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia.


There are many reported cases of fraud activities which bring devastating impacts in various losses
including the downfall of the well established organization and business entity. It often involves the
significant losses not only in terms of financial position, but also reduce the moral perception and might able
to diminish the trust. Fraudulent activities are not a new issue in the area of corporate and organizational
conduct in the world It is in fact, has evolved and expanded to come out with several schemes and
techniques to conduct these activities with the numerous mediums and channels to perform this criminal
behavior. The study by Donald R. Cressey in 1950 's about the embezzlers have developed the fraud triangle
theory which outlined three characteristics that enabled fraud activities to occur in the organization (Capote,
2004). This study tends to investigate the level of knowledge, awareness and understanding of fraud
activities. It is also purportedly to identify which elements of fraud triangle theory have the highest influence
on fraud activities and examining the fraudsters profile from UiTM Pahang's academic staff perspective.
Findings from this study show that most of the academic staffs of UiTM Pahang have a moderate knowledge
and awareness about fraud and generally the information were obtained from the internet. Most of them
chose opportunity as the motivational factor for someone to perpetrate fraud and it will impact the society as
a serious problem. They also agreed that fraud perpetrator is male with the age in range of28 to 32 years,
by having 6 to 10 years working experience as a senior management with the professional education level. It
is believed that, this study will create the understanding and awareness about fraud activities and its
behavior and will make people become more sensitive about the negative impact brought by fraud Thus, by
explaining and promoting the perils of the fraud to all the individuals, it is crucial to ensure that the
awareness of this misbehavior can be recognized at the infancy stage before it becomes worse and damages
the organization and individual itself in total.


Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Mat Dangi, Mohamad Ridhuan
M. Yacob, Noor Hasimah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Customer services. Customer relations
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel management. Employment management > Employee rights
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Event Title: Prosiding KONAKA Konferensi Akademik (Sains Sosial) 2013
Event Dates: 28-29 Oktober 2013
Page Range: pp. 120-130
Keywords: Fraud triangle theory, Fraudulent activities, Fraud awareness
Date: 2013
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