ACFE Kicks Off International Fraud Awareness Week


Mandy Moody, CFE
ACFE Social Media Specialist

There has never been a more important time to shine a spotlight on fraud. Just last week SAC Capital announced it will plead guilty to insider trading and pay $1.8 billion in a plea agreement, the largest fine ever for the offense. And, in Chicago, an attorney and CPA was convicted in what is being called the largest tax fraud ever.

While fraud is a year-round concern, organizations are focusing on this issue with their employees, clients and the public during International Fraud Awareness Week. This weeklong campaign encourages business leaders and employees to proactively take steps to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education.

Here are some free ACFE videos you can use this week to promote fraud awareness at your company:

  • Up Close and Personal: Convicted fraudster Kevin Forrester discusses his thoughts during his criminal activity as head of Forrester Financial Group. He was convicted of securities fraud and theft in 2008. Watch the video.
  • The Making of the 2012 Report to the Nations: The co-editors of the ACFE's 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse provide an inside look at this highly-anticipated publication. Watch the video.
  • How Fraud Hurts You and Your Government Organization: Complete with video clips from real case examples, this valuable resource will provide educational material and tips on how to prevent government fraud. Watch the video.

Be sure to visit ACFE Insights tomorrow for more fraud resources and tips!