Courtney Howell, CFE
ACFE Community Manager
Recently, we co-hosted #fraudconfchat (a Twitter chat) with Forensic Strategic Solutions in support of the 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference. While the conference has ended and you can read a lot of coverage from the big event, the Twitter chat participants shared so much great advice and wisdom that we wanted to put it all in one place.
Those who joined discussed how the anti-fraud profession has evolved over the past 30 years and how fraud fighters have stepped up during that time. As usual, everyone came with their best gifs.
If you didn’t get a chance to join the Twitter chat, here are some of the top insights that were shared.
A2: The criminals have become more specialized too, especially when it comes to cyber crime. In combatting fraud, we have to remember that the criminals are getting as much (if not more) professional education from their peers and community as we are. #fraudconfchat— Emily Wilson (@ThirdEmily) June 18, 2019
A2: I feel the industry has become more wide-ranging across all industries than before due to the advancement of technology teamed with the creativity of criminals.— Daniel Haynes, CFE (@DanHaynes__) June 18, 2019
A3: The tools available to detect and deter fraud has made analysis more accurate and efficient and gives the profession more tools to do the job to the best of our abilities!— Lauren Curtiss-Shim (@lc_shim) June 18, 2019
A3 It has created more opportunities for fraud and more opportunities to deter and detect fraud. It is my hope that in the next 30 years (hopefully way less) companies will use technology to deter fraud the same way they use it to generate revenue. #analytics #fraudconfchat— Jeremy Clopton (@JeremyClopton) June 18, 2019
There is nothing more rewarding than training the next sets of Fraud fighters. As @TheACFE authorised trainer in West Africa, it's inspiring to see how we have passionately trained over 300 professionals to earn their CFE credential @rablowoods_cflc(Counter Fraud Learning Centre) pic.twitter.com/R8nQGk8VGN— Rabiu Olowo, CFE (@olowo_mpr) June 18, 2019
A5. Do it. It is exceedingly rewarding. You learn a lot. It is a great community and somewhere down the line you will have the opportunity to impart that knowledge to others. It is a career where you will make a difference.— Vector Analytics (@VectorAnalytic) June 18, 2019
Love being a lifelong learner. Fraud magazine, academic articles and going to as many conferences as possible.— Kelly Paxton (@pdxcfe) June 18, 2019
Thank you so much to everyone who participated, and to those who liked or shared any of the #fraudconfchat tweets. We look forward to seeing you all continue your inspiring work in the anti-fraud industry.