• Free Resources

    The ACFE is the world’s leading source for information on fraud prevention, detection and deterrence. This page features articles selected from our extensive archives, recent posts from the ACFE Insights blog and training resources for you to share with your clients and team members. These resources are free, as are selected others on our site, but most of our articles and other fraud resources are exclusively for ACFE members.

    Transaction laundering

    Free Resources 

    Lives Well LLC — a small, domestic start-up — purports to sell herbal teas and specialty brews. One man sells his wares on a website that he built and maintains for not much more than the price of a cup of coffee. Lives Well allegedly keeps its stock in storage and claims to quickly dispatch it from the same rented warehouse.

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    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. Test your health here. 


    The ACFE partners with COSO

    The ACFE has collaborated with the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) to produce the Fraud Risk Management Guide (FRMG) to help organizations focus their anti-fraud efforts. The ACFE also created a website to host interactive tools to complement the FRMG and assist organizations in applying its principles. Read more.


    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 you more tools you can use to spot, fight and prevent fraud. Listen here. 


    White Papers

    Download white papers from industry-leading companies on emerging trends in the fraud industry, tips to stay ahead of fraudsters and industry-specific strategies to stay current in your profession. View available white papers here. 


    Fraud Awareness Training Benchmarking Report

    While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to fraud awareness training, understanding how other organizations approach this component of their anti-fraud program can help you benchmark your initiatives and identify best practices. To assist with this, we conducted a survey of ACFE members and used the findings to create the Fraud Awareness Training Benchmarking Report. By reviewing this report, you can assess your organization’s fraud awareness training efforts and determine whether improvements or updates might be necessary. Read more. 


    2020 Report to the Nations

    The 2020 Report to the Nations provides an analysis of 2,504 cases of occupational fraud that were investigated between January 2018 and September 2019. All information was provided by the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) who investigated those cases. The fraud cases in our study came from 125 countries throughout the world — providing a truly global view into the plague of occupational fraud. Read more. 


    Fraud Videos Library

    A library of fraud-related videos from Fraud Magazine, our Career Center, and more. View the library.

    Fraud Prevention Resources

    Download or request a CD-ROM of Fraud Prevention Resources, which contains a number of resources that will be of value in your company's ongoing fight against fraud. Download free resources here.


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    ACFE Insights provides news, analysis and commentary on the global fight against fraud. 

    The 2020 Report to the Nations, based on data investigated by CFEs around the world, is one of the most thorough and oft-cited studies on fraud in the workplace.

    The resources provided on this site are for informational purposes only and not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice.