As many of you know, International Fraud Awareness Week, November 12-18, 2017, is when organizations and individuals come together to show their dedication to preventing fraud in their communities. Many of you signed up last year and we would love to extend the invitation to sign up this year again. As an ACFE chapter, you are an important ambassador for fraud awareness, and joining in Fraud Week efforts helps demonstrate that to the public.
You can support Fraud Week in any way you choose — whether you want to volunteer members of your chapter as experts to talk to different groups in the community, share Fraud Week badges on your social media feeds or host an event. The first step to getting involved is for your chapter to sign up as a supporter at FraudWeek.com. Once you’ve signed up, please use any of the resources we’ve provided to help bolster your activities. Here are some of the newest resources we’ve added this year for your use:
- A new interactive fraud quiz — The quiz asks a variety of questions about fraud scandals that stayed in the headlines for weeks, months or years. You can take it yourself, or gather some peers and challenge each other to see who knows the most.
- Explainer videos — The ACFE has created two short animated videos explaining why people commit fraud and what common traits fraudsters possess. The videos are designed to loop and can be embedded in social media, news stories, presentations or webpages. Share these on your social media platforms for an easy and entertaining way to educate those unfamiliar with basic fraud concepts.
- Email signature badge — What better way to show that you won’t stand for fraud than to declare it in your everyday communications? We have a new badge that you can add to your email signature or post on social media or your website.
- Infographics — One of the best ways to show how important fraud prevention and education can be is to use the data the ACFE has collected. This year we have created two new infographics that look at how different industries are affected by fraud and what areas current anti-fraud professionals believe pose the largest risks for fraud.
Also, remember to submit any events your chapter is holding to the events page on FraudWeek.com so we can help promote them. No matter how your chapter chooses to use this week, any work you do will help to reduce and mitigate fraud risk.