The ACFE Selects Global Compliance as the Exclusive Hotline Provider for its EthicsLine Service



Jan. 20, 2010 - AUSTIN, Texas- The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization, has selected Global Compliance to power EthicsLine, the ACFE’s official compliance hotline.

Under the exclusive, multi-year agreement announced today, the ACFE’s 50,000 members and their respective organizations and clients will be offered the tools and expertise required to achieve compliant work environments around the world. The ACFE’s EthicsLine users will have access to Global Compliance’s phone and web hotline and case management services, as well as the industry’s first mobile case management access providing the ability to track, assign and stay up to date on compliance issues using an iPhone, Blackberry or other Personal Digital Assistant (PDA).

These comprehensive new capabilities will be delivered under the EthicsLine powered by Global Compliance brand. Additionally, EthicsLine customers will have access to the complete suite of integrated compliance services offered by Global Compliance, including expert advisory services, training and awareness programs and benchmarking capabilities leveraging the industry’s largest proprietary database of ethics and compliance allegation reporting.

Global Compliance is the leading global provider of integrated corporate governance, risk management, compliance and ethics solutions, with nearly three decades of experience. The company boasts the industry’s first and largest hotline and case management software solution, currently supporting over 25 million customer’s employees in more than 200 countries every day.

Hotlines are the most common means of detecting fraud, a top priority of today’s global business leaders. According to the 2008 ACFE Report to the Nation on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, nearly half of all fraud cases were detected via employee tips.

“We have a long-standing commitment to our membership to provide the best anti-fraud solutions and related services. Our EthicsLine hotline and case management solution is no exception,” said James D. Ratley, CFE, president of the ACFE. “Global Compliance is a pioneer in the field of governance and compliance solutions and they share our drive for innovation. We undertook an extensive review of competitive options, and are pleased to now offer our members around the world the immediate benefits from this best-in-class partnership, including compliance allegation reporting, whistle-blowing and innovative case management solutions from the industry leader,” Ratley said.

“Reducing fraud, inspiring public confidence and promoting integrity on a global scale – that’s the mission of the ACFE – and that’s what our tools and services do for our clients every day,” said Jim Burke, CEO of Global Compliance. “We welcome the opportunity to provide our proven and field tested solutions to all ACFE members on the front line of fraud prevention.”

About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with nearly 50,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. For more information, visit

About Global Compliance Services, Inc. Global Compliance is the leading provider of comprehensive and integrated ethics and compliance solutions. The company currently partners with over 4,000 clients including public and private corporations, academic institutions, government entities, and non-profit organizations in over 200 countries – covering over 25 million client employees. Global Compliance Services, Inc. is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C.

About EthicsLine
EthicsLine is the official Hotline of the ACFE. The ACFE actively manages the program for performance by the vendor partner in terms of quality of services offered and consistency with industry metrics for similarly types of services in the market. For more information visit

Contact the ACFE
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