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September 2016

CFE Exam Coach Newsletter

Becoming a CFE is just around the corner.

Study Tips

Narrow down options. While answering questions in the CFE Exam Prep Course it is important that you read all of the options and not stop when you come upon one that seems likely. Eliminate some choices you know are incorrect, and then relate each remaining answer choice back to the question to see if it fits. Narrow down the choices to one or two alternatives, and then compare them and identify how they are different. Finally, make an informed choice. 

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CFE Highlight

Homoud Alfayez, CFE shares his experience of how he prepared for the CFE Exam.

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Prep Forum

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Visit the ACFE’s new members-only online social network to exchange ideas about studying for the CFE Exam. Log in to complete your profile, learn from CFEs and network with anti-fraud professionals from around the world.

Fraud IQ Test


Pam is the purchasing manager at a retail store. She decides to form her own shell company and purchase merchandise through this entity. She then sells the merchandise to her employer at an inflated price as if she were a legitimate vendor. What type of scheme is Pam committing?


A. A pay-and-return scheme
B. A cash larceny scheme

C. A pass-through scheme
D. A need recognition scheme


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Coach's Corner

In order to pass the CFE Exam, you must score at least 75% correct on each section. Exam scores are only released when you have not achieved the 75% pass rate. This procedure ensures the integrity of the testing process.

Angela Archie, CFE
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