There are four main types of fraud: corruption, misappropriation of assets, forgery and other concealments which can take different forms, such as conspiracy or stock price manipulation.
Every day, fraudsters are becoming increasingly inventive about finding new fraud techniques. One of the most classic examples is sending a malicious file via e-mail or transferring it via a USB stick. The file contains an attachment or an infected link which will probably lock the employee's computer. Fraudsters can also use phishing with or without identity theft. By pretending to be an employee or a manager, they encourage the user to communicate personal data (login, password, invoices, bank details) or to make a transfer or payment.
Internal dialogue and awareness raising are essential in addition to these measures. It is essential to check e-mail addresses and domain names used in the communication chain to combat fraud and reduce the risk of identity theft.
The Bouygues Construction procedure for modifying/creating third parties must be strictly applied and a confirmation call routinely made to the supplier in order to combat any fraudulent changes to the bank details of suppliers and subcontractors,
More generally, every employee is asked to take note of our code of ethics and to follow the programmes available, such as Fair Deal - an e-learning module which raises awareness about ethics and compliance issues in our business practices. Each employee must play their part in the fight against fraud and demonstrate exemplary behaviour.