Leaders in Anti-Fraud Efforts: General Mills Goes Above and Beyond with International Fraud Awareness Week

General Mills is a household name for most consumers around the world. The multibillion dollar company may be known primarily for their cereals, but they also produce and manage more than 100 brands in more than 100 countries, spanning from natural dog food to organic soups and snacks. While they’re mainly known for their food, they are also leading the way for spreading fraud awareness and anti-fraud education. Jay Samson, CFE, General Mills senior manager for investigations and forensics in global security, has spearheaded extensive International Fraud Awareness Week (Fraud Week) efforts for a number of years, and he says they are only planning on continuing to grow their efforts.

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3 Ways to Avoid Fraud While Traveling

3 Ways to Avoid Fraud While Traveling

As I sat in the taxi in Jackson, Mississippi, waiting for the cab driver to “call in” my credit card because he had no credit card machine or app on his flip phone, I cringed. Just four days prior, I was teaching an ACFE webinar on travel fraud and here I was, hamstrung by an antiquated process that put my credit card at risk.

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New and Free Resources for International Fraud Awareness Week, November 11-17

New and Free Resources for International Fraud Awareness Week, November 11-17

International Fraud Awareness Week officially kicks off this Sunday, November 11. 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.

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You Discovered Fraud — Now What?: A #fraudweekchat Recap

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Courtney Howell
ACFE Community Manager

This year during International Fraud Awareness Week, we hosted our first ever Twitter chat with the topic “You discovered fraud — now what?” Participants shared excellent advice on what to do if you or someone you know discovers a potential fraud. A few discussion contributors even shared real-life experiences they have learned from.

Read on to discover some of the top insights shared during the chat, and be sure to follow us on Twitter!

See all the responses to Q6 here. 

Thank you so much to everyone who participated, liked and shared our #fraudweekchat tweets. If you’re interested in seeing more Twitter chats hosted by the ACFE, please let us know in the comments or, of course, you can always tweet at us.