A Week Dedicated to Fraud Awareness, Detection & Prevention
It's a wrap! More than 700 businesses, agencies and other entities worldwide helped to shine a spotlight on fraud during Fraud Week, Nov. 11-17, 2012 in an effort to promote awareness, detection and prevention.
Fraud awareness is critical at a time when organizations around the world lose an estimated 5 percent of their annual revenues to fraud, according to a survey of fraud experts conducted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
International Fraud Awareness Week encourages business leaders and employees to proactively take steps to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education. While Fraud Week may be over for 2012, the fight against fraud is a year-round effort.
Follow Fraud Week's Activities in Social Media
Stay in touch with Fraud Week updates and a special podcast presentation through the ACFE Insights blog. Follow other ACFE social media efforts here.
Search the hashtag #fraudweek on Twitter for real time updates and information about Fraud Week. Last year we tracked more than a half million impressions on Twitter about the campaign.
Thomson-Reuters has provided several white papers for download free of charge, covering subjects including healthcare fraud, government fraud and money laundering. Read more at their blog, "The Knowledge Effect." Thomson-Reuters is also giving away three free ACFE memberships on Twitter in honor of Fraud Week, and hosted a money laundering webinar on Monday.
Franklin University, National White Collar Crime Center, Ohio Ethics Commission, Ohio Inspector General, and Ohio Investigators Association collaborated to present a two-day training conference: Targeting Fraud – Safeguarding Integrity (see photo above). The inaugural conference attracted over 100 attendees and is slated to be held again next year.
Governor Governor Gary R. Herbert declared Nov 11-17, 2012 International Fraud Awareness Week in Utah. The ACFE- Utah Chapter and Exactech Forensics LLC held a special Luncheon meeting to celebrate the declaration and announce the beginnning of International Fraud Awareness Week.
Cynthia Hetherington provides Tips on Minimizing the Impact of Fraud: five steps businesses can take today to prevent fraud in the workplace.
For more updates about International Fraud Awareness Week, including Official Supporter activities and media coverage, click here.
What You Can Do:
Become an Official Supporter
There's no charge to become an official supporter of International Fraud Awareness Week. You will receive downloadable anti-fraud resources, as well as a logo to post on your company or organization's website. You will also be provided with a customizable press release to send to local media announcing your involvement in this important movement.
Take Advantage of New Resources
If you haven’t seen all of the updated resources, make sure to visit our download section. These can be used at any time during the year - not just during Fraud Week.
Influence Future Professionals
Speak to local university students enrolled in business, management and accounting courses about the importance of being trained in the detection and prevention of fraud.
Send an email to clients outlining the risks and cost of fraud. Encourage them to reduce their fraud risk.
Spread the Word
Encourage other colleagues and students to become involved with the ACFE in the fight against fraud.
Host an Anti-Fraud Seminar
Hold a free fraud prevention seminar in your community. Download anti-fraud resources or contact info@ACFE.com for more information.
Follow International Fraud Awareness Week Activities in Social Media
Join the discussion today through the ACFE Insights blog. Share your Fraud Week stories by emailing Scott Patterson, ACFE media relations specialist: firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow other ACFE social media efforts here.
As mentioned above, be sure to search the hashtag #fraudweek on Twitter for real time updates and information about Fraud Week.