ACFE Public Information Officer
Each year, fraud fighters around the world use International Fraud Awareness Week as an opportunity to come together to raise fraud awareness in their communities. Fraud Week, November 12-18, 2017, is the perfect time to go a step further in your role as an anti-fraud professional and start discussions among peers, coworkers, executives and stakeholders
in your community about how important fraud prevention is to society as a whole.
The first step to getting involved is for you, or your organization, to sign up as a supporter at FraudWeek.com. Once signed up, you can use any free resources provided on the Fraud Week website to help spread fraud awareness. This year, we have added an interactive fraud knowledge quiz, animated videos that explain why fraudsters commit fraud and new
infographics. Whether you use this week to spearhead new anti-fraud initiatives within your organization, or turn your message outward to the community as a whole, any work you do will help to reduce and mitigate fraud risk.
Sharing your support for Fraud Week with the public establishes your organization as a trustworthy body within your industry. In addition to signing up, there are many other ways you can show your dedication to fraud prevention and awareness. Here are some ideas of ways you can help educate those around you:
- Host a fraud knowledge contest and challenge your coworkers to a game of who knows the most about infamous fraud cases by using our interactive quiz.
- Share our animated videos that explain why people commit fraud, what characteristics are common among fraudsters and how fraudsters launder money. They’re ideal for posting on social media.
- Put a Fraud Week supporter badge in your email signature.
- Share badges and infographics on social media with the tag #fraudweek.
- Print and post our free downloadable posters and infographics in your office, community center or anywhere you think people would benefit from learning more about fraud.
- Host an informal event for your coworkers or community to disseminate fraud prevention best practices.
- Encourage your elected officials or law enforcement to spread tips on consumer fraud prevention.
- Perform a fraud check-up for your organization and present your findings to executives, as well as a proactive plan for how to remedy weak spots in your current controls.
Don’t let this week’s events and resources pass you by! Sign up as a supporter today at FraudWeek.com.