New Benford’s Law Model

We have developed a new model for Benford’s Law analysis. You can analyze naturally occurring numbers (e.g. transaction level data) to see if the actual distributions conform to Benford’s Law. Under certain conditions, deviations from Benford’s could indicate the possibility of human manipulation, i.e. fraud. Therefore, those results would require additional scrutiny. This analysis provides a direction of inquiry. This is a model for Benford’s Law analysis built in MS Excel which calculates graphical and tabular results for the following tests:

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