A Audience About Issues With Fraud And Scandals

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Specific purpose: To inform my audience about issues with fraud and scandals in business and how employers and employees of organizations can set measures in place to limit, if not eliminate fraud and scandals from occurring.
I. What’s the first thing that pops up in your mind when the word “scandal” or “fraud” is brought up? Going into accounting as a major I am constantly thinking of all the big cases of fraud that have happened in the past for various businesses such as Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, just to mention a few. These cases of fraud are the reason why we must end fraud.
II. Fraud is unavoidable, but businesses must do all that they can to keep fraud to a minimum in business.
III. I will talk about various issues concerning business scandals and fraud.
A. First, I will talk about what promotes or inspires individuals to commit fraud.
B. Second, I will talk about some of the larger examples of fraud and scandals in businesses.
C. Lastly, I will list the various ways businesses and organizations can implement both internal as well as external control measures in order to avoid another WorldCom or Enron fraud case from happening again.

Transition: First, I will explain what inspires or promotes people in businesses to commit fraud.

I. Fraud happens in businesses more often than people think, but what really inspires people to commit fraud?
A. “The fraud triangle is a model for explaining the factors that cause someone to commit occupational

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