International Fraud Awareness Week

Date Published: 21 November 2019

The event – supported by North Kesteven District Council – was established by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in 2000 as a dedicated time to raise awareness about fraud.

The campaign encourages business leaders and employees to proactively take steps to minimise the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education.

Organisations and individuals are encouraged to register as official supporters and to host training, distribute anti-fraud information and promote anti-fraud activities during the week.

Becoming an official supporter helps demonstrate an organisation’s commitment to prevent and detect fraud. Supporters get access to resources provided by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners to help employers and employees take an active stance against fraud.

It doesn’t cost anything to be a supporter of Fraud Week and any organisation can sign up.

After signing up you will be able to see downloadable resources and choose which tools are best for you. It is recommended that people take the Fraud Prevention Check-Up to help identify risk areas and then use a Sample Fraud Policy to develop ways to help prevent fraud. Find out more at www.fraudweek.com

But don’t only do it for a week. Fraud is committed year round and organisations must be vigilant. It’s a good idea to provide regular scheduled anti-fraud awareness for employees, evaluate fraud risk and communicate policies to employees on a regular basis.

Fraudsters are deterred when individuals know that fraud will not be tolerated and controls are in place to track it down.

Keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook sites for messages about cyber crime and whistleblowing.

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