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Fraud Examiners, Investigators, and Analysts


Fraud examiners, investigators, and analysts are financial specialists who investigate fraud allegations. They gather and analyze evidence from written reports, financial data, and statements by suspects and witnesses. They prepare reports and document their findings in relation to legal proceedings, and they may also testify in court hearings. Many work in government agencies on the federal, state, and local levels. They also work for banks and financial institutions, investigating bank customers as well as banks' transactions and activities to identify suspicious activities and determine which systems need improved security to prevent fraud. There are 123,270 general financial specialists employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




About as Fast as the Average
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Career Ladder
Senior Fraud Examiner, Investigator, or Analyst

Fraud Examiner, Investigator, or Analyst

Junior Fraud Examiner, Investigator, or Analyst

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