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    First Steps

    There are some basic steps that any organization can and should take to help combat fraud:

    Establish and Communicate a Fraud Policy
    Every organization needs a written policy to address fraud — before it happens. Download our Sample Fraud Policy (PDF) provided by the ACFE.

    Take the Fraud Prevention Check-Up
    Encourage your company or your clients to take the Fraud Prevention Check-Up to help identify and manage your fraud risks.

    Establish an Anti-Fraud Hotline
    With their proven record of deterring and detecting unethical activity, an anonymous hotline is a critical internal control for any organization. Read about EthicsLine's comprehensive hotline strategy (PDF).

    Use Anti-Fraud Resources
    Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the free resources provided on this website to help train your employees and increase awareness of fraud within your organization. Also, add the Fraud Examiners Manual and Small Business Fraud Prevention Manual to your reference library, and make them readily available to your employees.

    Become an Official Supporter of Fraud Awareness Week
    By signing up to become an official supporter you will receive recognition on our site, a sample press release to communicate your organization's involvement in International Fraud Awareness Week and other exclusive anti-fraud resources.

    Become a Supporter

    Become an Official Supporter of International Fraud Awareness Week and join the global fight against fraud. By working together, organizations around the world can effectively promote the importance of detection, deterrence and investigation of fraud. Help us encourage companies to examine their internal controls, educate their employees and executives about the risks of fraud, and learn the skills necessary to identify and deter fraud in any situation.

    Why Join?
    Alert your employees and stakeholders, as well as the community, other companies and agencies about your serious stand against fraud. As an Official Supporter, you will be identified as a leader in the global fight against fraud, and will be listed on the International Fraud Awareness Week website, mentioned in press releases and included in printed materials. You will also receive access to anti-fraud resources from the ACFE that will make it easy for you to actively participate.

    What is required?
    There is no cost to participate in this initiative. Simply sign up to become an Official Supporter.