Fraud Week 2013: A Week Dedicated to Fraud Awareness, Detection & Prevention
International Fraud Awareness Week was a roaring succes, as hundreds of businesses, agencies and other entities around the globe helped shine a spotlight on fraud during Fraud Week, Nov. 3-9, 2013 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. Find out what's new.
Follow Fraud Week in Social Media
While Fraud Week for 2013 is over, raising awareness is a year-round effort. 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.
Latest News from Official Supporters:
For the second year in a row, Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman joined the ACFE Heartland Chapter in declaring Nov 3-10 International Fraud Awareness Week in Nebraska.
PwC Cyprus, in collaboration with the Cyprus Police, for the first time hosted a conference focusing on the prevention and fight against economic crime.
The ACFE Greece Chapter hosted its Fraud Prevention Forum 2013 on Nov. 5 and welcomed ACFE President and CEO James D. Ratley, CFE, as a keynote speaker.
Canon China, a new supporter this year, promoted fraud awareness and compliance to its employees through its company-wide newsletter.
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 may also customize our 2013 Fraud Week press release or Fraud Facts 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.