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Fraud: A Perspective from ‘Down Under’

Unfortunately, a laissez-faire attitude toward fraud is representative of the way white-collar criminals have been treated in Australia. Consequently, fraud has proliferated “down under.”

The Perfect Storm: Fraud in an Economic Downturn

ACFE Founder Joseph T. Wells looks at the impact of fraud in an economic downturn and the steps required to overcome the unique challenges associated with it.

Use New ID Theft Data to Educate Communities and College Students

Based on the analysis of the 2008 FTC Consumer Sentinel Network report, columnist Robert E. Holtfreter urges readers to step up efforts to educate the public about identity theft detection and prevention

Identity theft complaints climb again in 2012

Overview of the latest stats from the FTC's Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book.

ACFE Report: A Study of the Impact of an Economic Recession

Intense financial pressures during the economic crisis have led to an increase of fraud, according to a survey of fraud experts conducted by the ACFE. Results of the survey, published in the new ACFE report "Occupational Fraud: A Study of the Impact of an Economic Recession," also found that layoffs are pervasive and are leaving holes in organizations' internal control systems.

Money laundering, 21st century-style, part 2 of 2

Part of 2 of money laundering article, with reports from CFEs on six continents.

Using analytical tests to zero in on possible fraud

The author's team used analytical tests — including the Beneish M-Score Model — to construct a road map for investigation into a fraud.

Identity Theft 101

This new column critically analyzes identity theft issues to keep readers current about this growing problem that has become a plague to consumers and businesses worldwide.

ACFE Report Provides Insights on Occupational Fraud in Canada

24 June 2010 Press Release: The median fraud loss for organisations in Canada is about $127,000 (CAD), according to a survey of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) who investigated cases between January 2008 and December 2009.

CFEs Earn Nearly 22% More Than Colleagues Worldwide

October 7, 2010 Press Release: Despite the economic challenges of the past two years, companies worldwide continue to recognize the need for anti-fraud professionals and give preference to those with the CFE credential, according to a new compensation study conducted for the ACFE.