Statistics and Headlines

How to Introduce an Ethics Hotline

Benefits of an Ethics Hotline

The top four ways organizations initially detect fraud are 42% by tips, 16% by management review, 14% by internal audit and 7% by accident.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (2014)

Employees are about 40% more likely to report illegal or unethical activity if they can remain anonymous.

Ernst & Young 2006 Workplace Survey

Victim organizations that lacked anti-fraud controls suffered greater median losses – in fact twice as much. With Hotline ($100,000 median loss)            Without Hotline ($200,000 median loss)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (2016)

More than 23% of occupational fraud cases resulted in a loss of at least $1 million.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (2016)

CFES estimate the typical organization loses 5% of annual revenues to fraud.

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (2016)

Key finding after interviewing 5,400 CEO’s, CFOs and CCOs from nearly every major global corporation: Whistleblowers are the most effective source of information in both detecting and rooting out corporate criminal activity.


The phones at . . . hotlines have been ringing in record numbers as the #MeToo social movement spurs victims to reach out for help, sending organizations scrambling to keep up.

Reuters, January 17, 2018

Recommended that all organizations implement a whistleblower system for reporting wrongdoing.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 2005