Spread Fraud Awareness Through Events in Your Community


Sarah Hofmann
ACFE Public Relations Specialist

According to the 2016 ACFE Report to the Nations, organizations lose an estimated 5 percent of their revenues annually to fraud. With fraud being such a costly issue to organizations worldwide, the ACFE created International Fraud Awareness Week to spread information about how businesses and individuals can protect themselves from fraud.

Fraud Week will take place November 13-19, 2016, and offers anti-fraud professionals the opportunity to share fraud prevention knowledge and best practices with members of their communities. One of the best ways to spread fraud awareness is by hosting events that the public can come to in order to open a dialogue about fraud. Discussing fraud in person helps encourage others to ask questions and makes the impact of fraud more real. Events some supporters have put together in the past range from awareness fairs and lunch seminars to movie screenings and 1-day conferences.

This year, FraudWeek.com has a new feature to help promote events that supporters plan to host. The site has a dedicated Events page that will display the date, time, location and supporting organization of events before and during Fraud Week. To see your event on the page, you can submit the relevant details and include any links to further details. The submission will be reviewed and posted.

Throughout Fraud Week, the ACFE will share posts and pictures from supporter-organized events. Be sure to tag your shared photos with #fraudweek for a chance to be featured on ACFE social media channels. As anti-fraud professionals, you can be leaders and educators in your community by using Fraud Week as a platform to spread general awareness of fraud prevention.

Sign up as an official supporter of Fraud Week today!