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Thursday, 5 September, 2002, 08:44 GMT 09:44 UK
Fraud tell-tales on the increase
Office workers
Workers are keen to report colleagues they suspect of fraud
Most workers would now report colleagues they believed were trying to swindle the company, according to a survey by accountancy group KPMG.

The firm said workers were more willing to turn in fellow employees than previously, because of the huge impact of recent corporate collapses such as Enron and Worldcom.

KPMG's survey suggested 83% of workers questioned would report colleagues over major fraud.

The accountancy firm said this was the result of seeing recent accountancy scandals that were committed by a few people but cost hundreds or thousands of jobs.

A spokesman for KPMG said: "In the past, we've found that employees have felt less inclined to report obvious incidents of fraud due to their unwillingness to turn in their fellow employees".

But the company says there may have been " a significant change of attitude towards fraud in the workplace".

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