The following materials provide helpful information for the media about the ACFE and our initiatives and leadership. If you have any questions or need additional information, please email: Sarah Hofmann, ACFE Public Relations Specialist at
General Media Information
About the ACFE (PDF)
The mission of the ACFE, a history of its founding, and the role of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Report to the Nations: Worldwide Statistics on Fraud
Providing statistics and trends widely cited by the national media, the ACFE's Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud & Abuse details the survey results of 1,388 Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) throughout the world who were asked to provide specific information on one fraud case he or she had personally investigated.
We are the Experts: The ACFE as a Media Resource (PDF)
Let the ACFE connect you with experts on identity theft, disaster fraud, mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud and other fraud issues.
For Publication: “Five Ways Any Organization Can Prevent Fraud Losses” (PDF)
This short, informative article has practical tips to assist any organization in the prevention of fraud – provided freely for use in your publication or as a resource for your story.
Certified Fraud Examiners (PDF)
Read more about the CFE credential and the anti-fraud experts who earn it. CFEs are trained to see the warning signs and red flags that indicate not just actual fraud, but fraud risk – potentially saving organizations thousands of dollars in losses through prevention and detection before it’s too late.
27th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference, June 12-17, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Read about the ACFE conferences and get an overview of the key highlights, including the list of keynote speakers, insightful general sessions, panel discussions, Career Connections and traveling Fraud Museum Exhibit in the Exhibition Hall.
See media coverage from the ACFE Global Fraud Conference (includes video clips from Nightly Business Report and CNBC).
Fraud Videos Library
A library of fraud-related videos from Fraud Magazine and The Fraud Examiner, and helpful career advice from ACFE faculty members, CFEs and industry leaders.
Can a Fraudster Really be Reformed?
Convicted fraudster Barry Webne discusses how he committed his crimes – before he was caught a second time.
Dollars & Sense: Preventing Credit Card Fraud (MSNBC)
ACFE President Emeritus James D. Ratley, CFE, discusses the red flags of credit card fraud on MSNBC's "Your Business."
Fraud Fighters Wanted (AUDIO) (GovInfo Security)
Today's top fraud threats recognize no global boundaries, says James Ratley, head of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. And they require a stronger global workforce than ever before. 'In Hong Kong (for instance), they have the same fraud problems there that we have in the United States,' Ratley says.
Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA
Founder and Chairman of the ACFE
James D. Ratley, CFE
President Emeritus of the ACFE
Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA
President & CEO of the ACFE