GBQ Offers Fraud Hotline for Clients’ Employees

Columbus, Ohio-based GBQ (FY17 net revenue of $31.4 million) is introducing a fraud hotline to help companies protect against fraud, waste and abuse.

The GBQ hotline service allows employees at clients’ companies to report their suspicions of wrongdoing anonymously. Nearly half of all frauds are detected through a tip, GBQ reports.

Tips will be handled by certified fraud professionals and CPAs, and GBQ will provide training on the importance of reporting concerns and suspicions.

“We believe that an organization’s resources are better used protecting against fraud, waste and abuse versus investigation after it is too late,” says Rebekah Smith, director of forensic and dispute advisory services. “GBQ’s fraud hotline offering provides an important line of defense by providing an easy way for employees to report concerns. In addition, simply having a hotline tells employees that your organization takes fraud seriously.”