Red Flag: Payment of Unjustified High Prices

Unreasonably high prices are a primary indicator of corruption.  The bribe-payer usually inflates its prices, with the permission and assistance of the bribe recipient, to fund the bribe and exploit the corrupt relationship.  Generally, corruption causes prices to rise dramatically, not just the few percentage points that might be expected as the result of normal inflation or price trends.

This red flag can indicate the following schemes:

Click on the schemes listed above to see more information on each scheme, a more complete listing of their red flags and steps to determine if the schemes are actually present.