Monday, November 4, 2013
International Fraud Awareness Week kicked off Sun., Nov. 3, 2013, with an emphasis on fighting fraud the old-fashioned way: with facts and awareness. Sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and embraced by more than 900 organizations worldwide, the aim is to emphasize that fraud is a global problem that can be mitigated by anti-fraud awareness and prevention.
"Organizations of all sizes and types are susceptible to fraud, and it can have a measurable impact on their bottom line," said James D. Ratley, ACFE President and Chief Executive Officer. "While prevention and detection is a year-round endeavor, Fraud Week shines a spotlight on fraud – and supporters of the campaign demonstrate their understanding that spreading awareness is key to combating the global fraud threat."
This week, ACFE's efforts to spread awareness include encouraging enterprises of all sizes to do the following:
Occupational fraud, which is fraud committed by employees, is a particular emphasis this year. The ACFE's 2012 Report on the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse revealed that:
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