Hotlines Heat Up Fight Against Fraud

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Occupational fraud costs U.S. businesses more than $660 billioneach year, according to the Association of Certified FraudExaminers. That's a staggering amount of money. The group's "2004Report to the Nation" found that the median loss for insurancefraud ($172,500) was considerably higher than the median losses inindustries like banking ($101,000) or retail ($31,000).

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