ACFE Public Information Officer
Although International Fraud Awareness Week doesn’t occur until, November 12-18, 2017, many supporters like to begin planning their Fraud Week activities months in advance. As a dedicated time to spread fraud awareness, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to reach out to members in your community to educate them about fraud and what you do as an anti-fraud professional.
To help you spread as much fraud awareness as possible, we’ve created a number of great new resources for this year. Here’s a look at some of these free, new tools you can use to educate your coworkers, family, friends and community members about how to prevent and detect fraud:
- Test Your Fraud Knowledge — How much do you know about some of the largest fraud scandals of the past two decades? Find out using our new interactive quiz! The quiz asks a variety of questions about fraud scandals that stayed in the headlines for weeks, months and years. You can take it yourself, or gather some peers and challenge each other to see who knows the most.
- Share Explainer Videos — The ACFE has created two short animated videos explaining why people commit fraud and what common traits fraudsters possess. The videos are designed to loop and can be embedded in social media, news stories, presentations or webpages. Share these on your social media platforms for an easy and entertaining way to educate those unfamiliar with basic fraud concepts.
- Show Your Support in Your Email — What better way to show that you won’t stand for fraud than to declare it in your everyday communications? We have a new badge (see image in article) that you can add to your email signature or post on social media or websites. (Simply right click on the photo and save it to your desktop.)
- Spread Cold, Hard Facts — One of the best ways to show how important fraud prevention and education can be is to use the data the ACFE has collected. This year we have created a new infographic that look at how different industries are affected by fraud and what areas current anti-fraud professionals believe to pose the largest risks for fraud.
Sign up today as an official support of Fraud Week! You can find all of these resources, and more ideas of ways to spread fraud awareness, at FraudWeek.com.