ACFE Media Relations Specialist
This year, International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 6-12, couldn’t come at a better time. With the largest identity fraud case in U.S. history busted last week and companies like Solyndra committing alleged financial statement fraud, the need for fraud awareness is stronger than ever. I encourage you to take the initiative to make an impact during the week, whether by hosting fraud awareness training for your employees, posting articles on your website and social media, or teaming with local media to highlight the problem of fraud.
Any organization can get involved – it doesn’t cost anything to sign up, and the ACFE shares resources with all of the official supporters to help them in their anti-fraud activities. Every year on FraudWeek.com we post downloadable resources, including the Fraud Prevention Check-up, Fraud IQ Quiz and educational presentations focused on fraud prevention and detection.
Here is a sneak peek at a few of the free resources you can use this year:
- Fraud Prevention Check-up (PDF): How vulnerable is your company to fraud? Find out by using the ACFE's Fraud Prevention Check-Up, a simple yet powerful test of your company's fraud health.
- Managing the Business Risk of Fraud: A Practical Guide (PDF): This guidance paper, developed jointly by the ACFE, IIA and AICPA, provides key principles for proactively establishing an environment to effectively manage an organization’s fraud risks.
- Profile of a Fraudster (PowerPoint): ACFE research helps identify common traits and behavioral red flags among those who perpetrate fraud.
Stay tuned for more resources!