• Free Resources

    The ACFE is the world’s leading source for information on fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. This page features articles selected from our extensive archives, recent posts from the ACFE Insights blog and training resources for you to share with your clients and team members. These resources are free, as are selected others on our site, but most of our articles and other fraud resources are exclusively for ACFE members.


    Filling the Fraud Examiner's Toolbox

    In any trade, a technician needs the right tools for a job. Knowledge built upon education, training and experience provides the needed skills. But without the right tools, a technician can only conceptualize the job at hand. Read more. 


    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. Test your health here. 


    David Barboza Exposes the Billions Hidden by China's Prime Minister

    David Barboza has been a correspondent for The New York Times based in Shanghai, China, since November 2004 and has served as the paper’s Shanghai bureau chief since 2008. In 2013, Barboza was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting “for his striking exposure of corruption at high levels of the Chinese government, including billions in secret wealth owned by relatives of the prime minister, well documented work published in the face of heavy pressure from the Chinese officials.” Read more.


    Fraud Talk

    The ACFE's monthly podcast dedicated to helping professionals who fight fraud on a daily basis. In these sessions, we will break down case studies, talk with the industry's leading experts and give you more tools you can use to spot, fight and prevent fraud. Listen here. 


    White Papers

    Download white papers from industry-leading companies on emerging trends in the fraud industry, tips to stay ahead of fraudsters and industry-specific strategies to stay current in your profession. View available white papers here. 


    The Anguish of Victims

    The Human Impact of Fraud Beyond the Statistics 
    When you work in criminal justice, the endless examples of man's inhumanity might not desensitize you, but they certainly will acclimate you. The report that makes your jaw drop in week two can make you yawn at week 202. This is true for those who work on non-violent financial crimes or violent physical crimes. For the former, the shock-and-awe value of the case is usually driven by the dollar amount of the theft. However, it's easy to lose sight of the horrific damage that financial crime can inflict on individuals and businesses even when the loss doesn't reach Bernie Madoff proportions. Read more. 


    Fraud Videos Library

    A library of fraud-related videos from Fraud Magazine, our Career Center, and more. View the library.


    Need Access to Historical Banking Information? Better Read the Fine Print...

    In the past 10 years, technology has ushered in tremendous changes to the banking industry. Paper bank statements that travel via snail mail are the exception to the rule — given online access and "going green" — and the return of your canceled checks is archaic. Read more. 

    Fraud Prevention Resources

    Download or request a CD-ROM of Fraud Prevention Resources, which contains a number of resources that will be of value in your company's ongoing fight against fraud. Download free resources here.


    Interested in more free resources from the ACFE?

    The FraudInfo blog provides updates on the biggest fraud stories in the news. Or, you can have the FraudInfo e-newsletter delivered to your inbox.

    ACFE Insights provides news, analysis and commentary on the global fight against fraud. 

    The ACFE Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, based on data investigated by CFEs around the world, is one of the most thorough and oft-cited studies on fraud in the workplace.

    The resources provided on this site are for informational purposes only and not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice.