The Next Normal: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Fraud Landscape

With COVID-19 vaccinations being administered as quickly as possible and countries beginning to lift restrictions put into place to limit the virus’s spread, many organizations around the world are preparing for a post-pandemic reality. However, shifts in business operations, economic impacts and changes in consumer behavior due to the pandemic will likely remain significant factors affecting entities — and their fraud risks and anti-fraud programs — going forward.

To assess how organizations are preparing for the “next” normal, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), in partnership with Grant Thornton, surveyed anti-fraud professionals around the globe regarding the current and expected effects of COVID-19 on the fraud landscape. We hope that the information highlighted in this report, The Next Normal: Preparing for a Post-Pandemic Fraud Landscape, will help you understand how fraud risk is evolving and the importance of staying ever-vigilant in protecting against its harms in the wake of the coronavirus.