Fictitious vendor search

Fictitious vendors will sometimes have PO box addresses or contain certain words like “consulting” or “marketing.” A fraudster may even use the same address for various fictitious vendors.

How to use it ?

Using the vendor list StrayDot searches for a defined set of keywords. The user sets the words or addresses prior to running the search. A list is generated for further investigation.

What does our fraud detection analytics software do?

We run more than a dozen separate tests with just the basic data. In fact over half the test for employee, payroll, accounts payable, check, and business fraud are run with just check data, check amount and payee. Here are the tests we run:

Benford’s law

single and double digits

Similar vendors

(you set the similarity percentage)

Non-business day transaction

(US Holidays included)

Under cut-off amounts

(you set the limits)


(also helps identify vendors putting stress on the business)

Fictitious vendor search

(you select the search words like PO Box, or consultant)

Amounts Exactly Twice

As much as other

Amounts starting with

Same First Four Digits