Government Fraud Resources

Government Fraud Resources

Governments are susceptible to fraud-related crimes every day, from corruption to payroll tampering. Findings from Occupational Fraud 2024: A Report to the Nations revealed median losses for national-level entities were USD 210,000, and with relative losses affecting state and local entities even more, the following resources were established to aid government organizations in detecting and preventing fraud at all levels around the world.

Articles and Other Resources

2020 May June Wink and a Nod
‘A Wink and a Nod’ Can’t Rename High-Tech Government Bribes

Raushi Conrad was a longtime, well-liked U.S. federal government high-tech specialist. He bucked the stereotype of the aloof, arrogant IT worker. But an anonymous email led to an investigation that showed he’d committed a one-man $1 million internal fraud scheme that involved chicken restaurants, computer viruses and “wink-and-a-nod” briberies. Here’s how to fend off similar high-tech crimes.

COVID-19 PPE Supply Chains Are Ripe for Fraud

The U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) is not perfect, but it enjoys global envy as “free health care” for the masses (paid for by U.K. taxpayers). However, the NHS can be a soft target for COVID-19 fraudsters.

FBI IC3 Elder Fraud Report
The IC3 2020 Elder Fraud Report

On June 15, 2021, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released its 2020 Elder Fraud Report. According to the report, victims over 60 reported nearly $1 billion in fraud-related losses in 2020, which represents 28% of all losses reported to IC3.

Cybersecurity Public Sector
Why Cybersecurity Is Vital in the Public Sector

Because of their critical role, departments and organizations in the public sector have now become key targets for cybercriminals. Even high-profile events such as elections and the Olympics have also been victims of fraud attacks in recent years, pressing government authorities to prioritize cybersecurity.

5 ACFE Technology Resources
5 Technology Resources From the ACFE

These resources can help grow our knowledge base in the deep world of tech, especially with the exponential growth in online fraud schemes and the increased need for technology-enabled investigations.

ACFE Law Enforcement and Government Alliance (LEGA)

LEGA partners with government entities at the local, state, national and international levels and provides discounts, anti-fraud training and resources to assist and guide you in your efforts to prevent, deter and reduce fraud. Participation in LEGA is also open to leading international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). With nearly 300 participating agencies, joining LEGA gives you the edge you need to stay up-to-date in an ever-evolving landscape.


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The Missing Pieces of the U.K. Fraud Puzzle

In Episode 133 of Fraud Talk, Kathryn Westmore, the Senior Research Fellow for the Center for Financial Crime and Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute, a military and defense think tank in the U.K., discusses the increase in fraud in the U.K., government initiatives and the balance between data sharing and data privacy.

Fraud Talk Episode 106 Navigating Threat Landscape Technology Amber Mac
Navigating the Threat Landscape in Today's Tech-Driven World

Four panelists from a 2021 ACFE Women’s Summit session discuss the ever-evolving threat landscape and how it has affected fraud trends throughout the past year. The panel of speakers included moderator, Amber Mac, along with Amy Chang, Cynthia Herrington and Amber Schroeder.

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