Hundreds of organizations,
such as Walmart, Microsoft and Nationwide, have pledged their support to spread
fraud awareness during International Fraud Awareness Week (Fraud Week),
November 17-23, 2019. Nearly 550 organizations from six continents are
supporting anti-fraud endeavors during the week.
Corporations like Deloitte
and General Mills are holding live trainings for employees around the world and
inviting anti-fraud experts to speak to stakeholders. Universities like Salisbury
University and DePaul University in the U.S. have planned activities for
students. Governmental and law enforcement organizations like Queensland Police
and Papua New Guinea's Ministry of Finance are providing training workshops to
officers and administrators.
Many groups are also
educating their communities about how fraud can affect their neighbors. The Association
of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) chapters in the U.S., Serbia, Switzerland,
the U.K., Indonesia, South Africa and many more are holding conferences,
webinars and talks aimed to spread fraud prevention tips. Columbus, Ohio, has
erected billboards in the area to spread fraud awareness and Dallas, Texas, has
secured proclamations from local elected leaders.
Fraud Week was founded by
the ACFE in 2000 and is an opportunity for organizations and individuals to
focus time, energy and resources into educating employees and community members
“Fraud is an issue that
unfortunately affects people from all walks of life around the world and it
takes many forms,” said ACFE President and CEO Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA. “Whether
it’s a trusted employee stealing from a small business, or organized rings of
fraudsters targeting seniors in our community, most people know someone who’s
been victimized by fraud. That’s why it’s so important for organizations to
join in this fight together in order to raise awareness during this week. It is
a serious problem that requires a proactive approach toward preventing fraud
and educating people is the first step.”
To see which organizations
are supporting Fraud Week, and for more information about how to reduce the
risk of fraud, visit FraudWeek.com.
About the ACFE
The Association of
Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization
and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more
than 85,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring
public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. For
more information, visit ACFE.com.