During International Fraud Awareness Week, official supporters like The Boeing Company and Deloitte engaged in various activities in support of the anti-fraud awareness campaign. These initiatives included hosting fraud awareness training for employees and/or the community, conducting employee surveys to assess levels of fraud awareness within their organization, posting articles on their websites, social media networks and in newsletters, and teaming with local media to highlight the problem of fraud.
The ACFE also aided in the effort by providing free downloadable resources including its Fraud Prevention Check-Up, Fraud IQ Quiz and educational presentations focused on fraud prevention and detection.
ACFE President James D. Ratley, CFE, said that the support of organizations around the world helped make Fraud Week an effective tool in raising anti-fraud awareness.
“Regardless of the size of an organization or its business model, fraud is a serious concern – and, if undetected, it can have a measurable impact on the bottom line,” Ratley said. “Once again, we want to say ‘thank you’ to all of the Fraud Awareness Week supporters for helping to shine a spotlight on the urgent need for fraud prevention and detection,” Ratley said.
As Fraud Week nears its end, we want to remind you that the fight against fraud and the effort to spread fraud awareness do not stop on Saturday. The ACFE and fraud fighters around the world work every day to ensure that fraud is prevented and detected. Thank you for your support this week, and we look forward to another successful Fraud Week next year.