Fraud Investigator  What They Do

Just the Facts


Obtains evidence, takes statements, produces reports and testifies to findings regarding resolution of fraud allegations. May coordinate fraud detection and prevention activities.

This career is part of the Finance cluster Securities and Investments pathway.


Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would sit most of the time. There's some walking and standing. You may have to lift and carry things like books, papers or tools weighing 10 lbs. or less.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Overtime work
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • Forensic Accountant -- Investigates crime related to finance, such as embezzlement, securities fraud, money laundering, and bankruptcies and may also interpret these crimes and work cooperatively with law enforcement officials in order to solve crimes.