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.Read More
ACFE Public Information Officer
Each year, fraud fighters around the world use International Fraud Awareness Week as an opportunity to come together to raise fraud awareness in their communities. Fraud Week, November 12-18, 2017, is the perfect time to go a step further in your role as an anti-fraud professional and start discussions among peers, coworkers, executives and stakeholders
in your community about how important fraud prevention is to society as a whole.
The first step to getting involved is for you, or your organization, to sign up as a supporter at FraudWeek.com. Once signed up, you can use any free resources provided on the Fraud Week website to help spread fraud awareness. This year, we have added an interactive fraud knowledge quiz, animated videos that explain why fraudsters commit fraud and new
infographics. Whether you use this week to spearhead new anti-fraud initiatives within your organization, or turn your message outward to the community as a whole, any work you do will help to reduce and mitigate fraud risk.
Sharing your support for Fraud Week with the public establishes your organization as a trustworthy body within your industry. In addition to signing up, there are many other ways you can show your dedication to fraud prevention and awareness. Here are some ideas of ways you can help educate those around you:
- Host a fraud knowledge contest and challenge your coworkers to a game of who knows the most about infamous fraud cases by using our interactive quiz.
- Share our animated videos that explain why people commit fraud, what characteristics are common among fraudsters and how fraudsters launder money. They’re ideal for posting on social media.
- Put a Fraud Week supporter badge in your email signature.
- Share badges and infographics on social media with the tag #fraudweek.
- Print and post our free downloadable posters and infographics in your office, community center or anywhere you think people would benefit from learning more about fraud.
- Host an informal event for your coworkers or community to disseminate fraud prevention best practices.
- Encourage your elected officials or law enforcement to spread tips on consumer fraud prevention.
- Perform a fraud check-up for your organization and present your findings to executives, as well as a proactive plan for how to remedy weak spots in your current controls.
Don’t let this week’s events and resources pass you by! Sign up as a supporter today at FraudWeek.com.
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.