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    Fraud Talk 

    Annette Simmons-Brown, CFE, Senior Paralegal at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota, explains how two embezzlers — one of a small community bank and the other of a credit union — committed crimes against their employers, and the preventive measures each institution could have used to deter these schemes.

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    The ACFE Fraud Resources Library is your source for timely and relevant anti-fraud information, tools, services and other resources. It offers a comprehensive collection of anti-fraud publications, articles and reports, sample documents, tools, videos and podcasts to support professionals with the information needed to fight fraud effectively.



    Fraud Magazine – The ACFE’s bimonthly publication on white-collar crime and fraud examination techniques.

    FraudInfo – Stay current with recent fraud news and information with FraudInfo, a free biweekly e-newsletter packed with the latest anti-fraud materials, courses and events.

    The Fraud Examiner – This monthly, members-only newsletter includes exclusive articles and videos. Learn from field experts and CFEs the recent trends and techniques used to take down fraudsters. Also, discover the latest member news and information.

    ACFE Insights – Find news, analysis and commentary on the global fight against fraud on the ACFE’s official blog. Featuring blogs from ACFE staff, experts in the fields of digital forensics, fraud risk management compliance and more, ACFE Insights gives you a behind-the-scenes look at fraud prevention and detection.

    Anti-Fraud Resource Guide – This quarterly publication is mailed to all ACFE members and provides detailed listings of all of the ACFE’s learning events and materials. Find all of the information you need regarding the latest anti-fraud seminars, conferences, self-studies, books and ACFE merchandise.

    Bookstore Catalog – Dig deeper into the most up-to-date publications and reference materials keeping fraud fighters ahead of the curve. This biannual publication features the most relevant books, manuals and online learning materials available, as well as ACFE clothing, accessories and more.

    Articles & Reports

    Report to the Nations – The report provides an analysis of 2,410 cases of occupational fraud that were investigated between January 2014 and October 2015. All information was provided by the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) who investigated those cases. The fraud cases in our study came from 114 countries throughout the world — providing a truly global view into the plague of occupational fraud.

    Benchmarking Your In-House Fraud Investigation Team – To address the lack of available benchmarking information for internal fraud investigation departments, the ACFE collected data about our members’ internal investigation teams and analyzed how they are structured and how they performed, as well as how they measured their own effectiveness.

    Managing the Business Risk of Fraud – This guidance paper, developed jointly by the ACFE, IIA and AICPA, provides key principles for proactively establishing an environment to effectively manage an organization’s fraud risks. It also provides tools, recommendations and real-life examples of how fraud risk management principles are applied.

    Compensation Guide – The results of this year's survey found that CFEs earn 23 percent more than their non-certified counterparts.

    2015 Report to Members – With the new year comes an opportunity to look back at the accomplishments of 2015. The ACFE's Report to Members: Exchange of Ideas brings 2015's milestones firmly into focus.

    Occupational Fraud: A Study of the Impact of an Economic Recession – A report based upon the responses of more than 500 randomly selected Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs).  

    Articles – Search by keyword or select from various facets to narrow your results and find relevant anti-fraud articles and resources from Fraud Magazine archives, The Fraud Examiner and other ACFE publications. 


    Sample Fraud Examination Documents 

    Sample Fraud Examination Documents – To assist in all aspects of the fraud examination process, we have prepared sample policies, engagement proposals and reports, consent forms, checklists and tools.




    Fraud Risk Assessment Tool – An invaluable resource for fraud examiners to use in identifying and addressing their clients' or employers' vulnerabilities to internal fraud. Fraud professionals can use this tool to assist organizations in identifying fraud risks and developing a fraud risk assessment. For non-members,  learn how to receive three free modules of the ACFE’s Fraud Risk Assessment Tool.

    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.

    Fraud's Hidden Cost to You and Your Organization – Available exclusively for CFEs, this training program is designed to educate employees about the warning signs of fraud and what to do if they suspect it.

    Test Your Knowledge – Test your anti-fraud IQ. This CFE Practice Quiz includes 20 actual questions covering material from all four sections of the CFE Exam. You will receive immediate feedback after each answer, and after completion you will get a final grade.

    Find a CFE – Grow your network or simply find an anti-fraud professional to help you overcome your latest challenge. Search for Certified Fraud Examiners by geographic area or industry.




    Featured Video 

    5 Steps to Reduce Small Business Fraud
    Produced exclusively by the ACFE, this video provides tips that every small business owner needs to know.

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    Fraud Talk 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 listeners the tools they need to spot, fight and prevent fraud.



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