Benford's Law Analysis for fraud detection

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I am working through Urton Anderson's fabuolously helpful book "Implementing the International Professional Practices Framework" and ran across a recommended preventative measure for fraud in chapter 9 - Benford Law's Analysis. 

This rang a few vague bells - so I Googled the term and found this site that looks worth looking into.  It includes a quick tutorial on how to analyze data for patterns to detect unusual or fraudulent transactions.  See  Is this vendor trustworthy?  I don't know.  What matters is the technique - and that the IIA thinks enough of it to expressly recommend it in its literature. 


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