Fraud Examiners Manual

Fraud Examiners Manual

Fraud Examiners Manual


Your Essential Resource as an Anti-Fraud Professional. The Fraud Examiners Manual is the definitive body of knowledge for the anti-fraud profession, providing comprehensive guidance for anti-fraud professionals that no other work can match.

The Fraud Examiners Manual is available online. With online access, the Fraud Examiners Manual is more accessible and useful than ever.

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  • Real-time, Ongoing Content Updates – Access the most up-to-date anti-fraud information available
  • Supplemental Information – Access an expanding collection of country- and region-specific information.
  • Optimized for Multiple Devices – Access the Fraud Examiners Manual on all your internet-connected devices.


Section I: Financial Transactions and Fraud Schemes Describes hundreds of fraud schemes, their red flags and mechanisms for preventing and detecting them. This section also provides information about basic accounting concepts.
Section II: Law Focuses on the statutes and common law principles involved in prosecuting fraudsters through both the criminal and civil systems, as well as legal pitfalls you might encounter while conducting an investigation.
Section III: Investigation Provides the basic tools and techniques necessary to gather information and evidence when conducting a fraud examination and identifying perpetrators. The appendices contain a sample fraud examination report, a fraud examination checklist and sample engagement and advisory letters.
Section IV: Fraud Prevention and Deterrence Explores why people commit fraud and what can be done to prevent it. Topics covered in this section include developing corporate governance practices, fraud prevention programs, fraud risk assessment and management and management's and auditors' fraud-related responsibilities.


  • How will I access the online Fraud Examiners Manual?
    Upon purchase, you can acess the online Fraud Examiners Manual through the "Order History" section in your account. After accessing it the first time, you can also access it directly at Log in with the same email address and password you use for
  • Will my subscription renew automatically?
    No, once your subscription has expired, you will simply lose access to the online Fraud Examiners Manual. Your credit card will be not be charged a second time.
  • How frequently is the Fraud Examiners Manual updated?
    The ACFE strives to keep the Fraud Examiners Manual current with the release of new information that is applicable to the fraud examination profession. Prior to December 2022, the Fraud Examiners Manual was updated on an annual basis, with the print, PDF and online Study Mode versions corresponding to the new edition of the CFE Exam published each year. As of December 2022, the Fraud Examiners Manual will be updated in real time to reflect changes relevant to the profession and the latest CFE Exam Content Outline. If studying for the exam, we recommend using the online or PDF versions. 


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