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    Fraud Talk 

    Earlier this year, the ACFE hosted a webinar titled, “A Conversation About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Anti-Fraud Field,” which is free and available to view for all ACFE members. In this month's episode of Fraud Talk, you'll hear an excerpt where the four panelists share who should be involved in this discussion and why. They also share how anti-fraud professionals can make belonging an integral part of workplace culture.

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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 – 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.

    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.

    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.

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    Articles and Reports

    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.

    Fraud in the Wake of COVID-19: Benchmarking Report – To illuminate the global pandemic’s impact on the fight against fraud, the ACFE is undertaking a series of benchmarking surveys exploring how fraud risks and anti-fraud programs are changing in the current environment. The December 2020 edition of Fraud in the Wake of COVID-19: Benchmarking Report summarizes the results of the third of these surveys, which was conducted November of 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.

    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.

    Anti-Fraud Technology Benchmarking Report – The Anti-Fraud Technology Benchmarking Report helps organizations understand what anti-fraud technologies their peers are using and to assist in guiding future adoption of anti-fraud technologies.

    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.

    Compensation Guide – The results of this year's survey found that CFEs earn 34 percent more than their non-certified counterparts.

    2019 Report to Members – With the new year comes an opportunity to look back at the accomplishments of 2019. The ACFE's Report to Members brings 2019's milestones firmly into focus.

    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. 

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    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 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,

    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.

    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.

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

    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 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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