Anti-Fraud Resources You Can’t Live Without


Mandy Moody
ACFE Social Media Specialist

There are some tools an anti-fraud professional simply can’t do without: education, experience, training and networking, just to name a few. But, there is one that consistently creeps to the top of the list time and time again: an inquisitive and curious mind. Or, as some of the members of our LinkedIn discussion group put it, “Don’t trust, verify.”

Of the many fraud fighters I meet, they all share this unique characteristic and are able to hone this talent as the years go by. It is this curiosity and willingness to find the truth that sparks the initial ideas for some of the resources we make available during Fraud Week, both for rookies and veterans alike.

Check out just a few of the resources we have put together this year:

Director Notes: "The Role of the Board in Fraud Risk Management" (PDF)
Written by ACFE Director of Research Andi McNeal, CFE, CPA, for the Conference Board, this paper provides an in-depth look at the impact a fully engaged board of directors can have in helping to protect an organization from fraud.

Fraud Prevention Check-Up
How vulnerable is your company to fraud? Do you have adequate controls in place to prevent it? Find out by using the ACFE's Fraud Prevention Check-Up, a simple yet powerful test of your company's fraud health.

Profile of a Fraudster (PowerPoint)
ACFE research helps identify common traits and behavioral red flags among those who perpetrate fraud. Presented in a short and insightful presentation for any audience.

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. It also provides tools, recommendations and real-life examples of how fraud risk management principles are applied.

For more resources, go here. Also, search for the hashtag #fraudweek on Twitter for the latest updates and even more resources offered by other companies.