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What Is Fraud?

What Is Fraud? In the broadest sense, fraud can encompass any crime for gain that uses deception as its principal modus operandus. More specifically, fraud is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as  A knowing misrepresentation of the truth or concealment.


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Fraud Resource Library
The ACFE Resource Library is your source for timely and relevant anti-fraud information, tools, services and other resources.
Fraud Prevention Check-Up
Are you vulnerable to fraud? Do you have adequate controls in place to prevent it? Test your company's fraud health with this free training resource featuring a checklist and video.
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Current, relevant information is critical to your success as a fraud examiner.
 
Elder Abuse

With an aging population worldwide, soaring health care costs and people outliving their financial foundations, fraudsters increasingly are taking advantage of the elderly and aging.

The Hypnotic Cassie Chadwick

The story of Cassie Chadwick, excerpted from the book, "Frankensteins of Fraud," by Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA.

Devious Diversions

Drug diversion fraud is more than just an asset misappropriation scheme: it can have an immediate and potentially life-threatening impact on patients.

The Real Cost of ‘Choosing Truth Over Self'

Article and interview with Michael Woodford, 2012 Sentinel Award recipient and Olympus whistleblower

Mayflower Moved Millions Out of the Government's Pockets

Case study of how the author caught the Mayflower Moving Co. stealing millions from the U.S. government.

How Vigilant is Vigilant Enough?

Companies need to use the latest technology and testing methodologies to uncover red flags and patterns that could indicate corrupt schemes and transactions.

Rogue Trader Intrigue

Article on rogue traders, including their characteristics

The Demise of Cassie

This article concludes the story of Cassie Chadwick begun in the September/October 2000 issue. It is excerpted from “Frankensteins of Fraud,” by Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA.

Trusting Assistants With Access

Embezzlement case study involving a personal assistant.

Using an organization's credit to commit fraud, part 2

Outline of ways people defraud companies using purchasing credit cards and travel credit cards.