I'll take two...

I'll take two...

By Jo Downend
13 March 2014

The 'I'll Take Two' scam is a nice little earner for those who submit a large volume of items on a regular basis. It used to be the photocopier but now a phone camera is just as simple. Make a claim for an item in January and claim for it again in February. Few have the ability to track for duplicates when the expenses system is manual, and even if it is spotted it was a simple mistake that is easily corrected isn't it.

Most online expenses management systems will check for duplicates but without this it is up to an eagle-eyed authoriser or pay-team member to spot the pattern; perhaps of higher than average claims for the role that person performs for the company.