Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • What You Can Do

    Fraud Week is the perfect time to go a step further in your role as an anti-fraud professional and to start discussions amongst peers, coworkers, executives and stakeholders in your community about how important fraud prevention is to society as a whole. You can use any of the free resources provided, or get creative and put your own twist on some of the ideas presented below.

    Ways to Get Involved

    Print and post our free downloadable poster and infographic in your office, community center or anywhere you think people would benefit from learning more about fraud.

    Invite a CFE to talk to your employees and coworkers on how to avoid common mistakes when preventing fraud.

    Download the free Fraud Week logo to share on materials or websites.

    Involve your local chamber of commerce or city council to spread tips on fraud prevention for small businesses.

    Encourage your governor to issue a proclamation (.doc) declaring that your state supports Fraud Week.

    Host a talk or seminar for your coworkers or community on regularly staying aware of fraud prevention best practices. You can post that event to share what you are doing on our events page.

    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.

    Post on social media using new badges and informative images with the tag #fraudweek

    Initiatives Done by Supporters in 2016

    • The ACFE Tampa Bay Chapter coordinated with County Commissioner Lesley “Les” Miller Jr. to receive a Hillsborough County Proclamation recognizing International Fraud Awareness Week and the Chapter’s 24th year of providing community service in fraud awareness, prevention and detection.
    • Region of Peel, Ontario employees enjoyed the Fraud Week displays from different departments.

    • Meals on Wheels in San Diego County included place mats with fraud alert information with meals delivered during the week.
    • The Region of Peel, Ontario Internal Audit Division hosted 2016 Fraud Awareness events that were well attended by staff. This is the second year with various multidisciplinary teams participating with fraud prevention and detection displays. Internal Audit, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Corporate Reporting, PCards, Peel Regional Police and Human Services were on hand to discuss the work they do to prevent and detect fraud. Three new displays were added this year from Human Resources, Service Innovation and Information Technology and Loss Management and Insurance Services.  

    • Oxfam Great Britain launched a poster campaign, as well as giving a lunch time talk on nepotism, sharing lessons learned from role play exercises and case studies.

    • The ACFE Tampa Bay Chapter and County Commissioner Les Miller Jr. with their county proclamation.

    • Orange developed a company-wide communication strategy including adding a Fraud Week banner to their email signature, a dedicated Fraud Week page on their intranet, and an article in their group leaders newsletter about Fraud Week. They also hosted some events at their Paris offices and launched a new fraud e-learning module. 

    • General Mills, Inc. hosted a live presentation featuring a convicted fraudster for employees, which was also be broadcast globally to all employees through an internal Video On Demand service. They also partnered with Caribou Coffee to provide daily discount chalkboard trivia questions about fraud-related topics each day of fraud awareness week. Also, they used fraud awareness stickers on coffee cup lids during the week. 
2017 International Fraud Awareness Week