Mandy Moody, ACFE Social Media Specialist
As the ACFE’s social media specialist, there is not a day, or should I say hour, that goes by that I do not read a tweet, Facebook post, LinkedIn discussion or blog headline about a new fraud arrest, conviction or indictment. For some this could be discouraging, but for me, it is only a reminder of the significant work the ACFE and fraud fighters around the world do every day, or should I say every hour, to prevent and detect fraudulent activity.
There has never been a more important time to shine a spotlight on fraud. While fraud is a year-round concern, organizations can focus on this issue with their employees, clients and the public during International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 7-13, 2010.
This weeklong campaign encourages business leaders and employees to proactively take steps to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education.
Here are a few suggestions from the ACFE on how you can promote International Fraud Awareness Week:
- Take advantage of free anti-fraud resources: customize your own press release for Fraud Week, take your company’s Fraud IQ Test and get your latest Fraud Prevention Check-Up.
- Connect with other supporters: find partners and colleagues spreading the word about fraud deterrence and prevention.
- Educate yourself and your company: get the most up-to-date fraud training and education to help you in your fight against fraud.
- Share your efforts on social media: Let the ACFE know what you are doing during the week by connecting with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
In addition to social media tweets and posts, the ACFE will be blogging every day next week with special Fraud Week updates and resources. Stay tuned!