Fraud Management & Cybercrime

Tips for Carrying Out Remote Fraud Investigations

A Bank Fraud Specialist on Overcoming Challenges
Charanjeet Singh Bhatia, senior vice president, First Abu Dhabi Bank in UAE

One of the biggest challenges of conducting a fraud investigation remotely during the COVID-19 crisis is the inability to verify the data handed over, says Charanjeet Singh Bhatia, senior vice president and head of fraud risk and investigation at First Abu Dhabi Bank in United Arab Emirates.

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"It is difficult to detect signs of forgery when the documents are handed over to you remotely in a scanned form," Bhatia says.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Bhatia also discusses:

  • The fraud trends in the banking industry;
  • The do's and don'ts of remote investigations;
  • The tools to leverage for remote investigations.

Bhatia, senior vice president and head of fraud risk and investigation at First Abu Dhabi Bank, is an anti-fraud professional with 23 years of experience in the financial services sector. Bhatia has worked in India, Tanzania and the UAE. He serves as chairperson of Fraud Prevention Committee of UAE Banks Federation.


About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Suparna Goswami is Associate Editor at ISMG Asia and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats ranging from global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine, and leading Indian newspapers like DNA and Times of India.




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