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Fraud features: A list of movies, television series and podcasts to help you see fraud from all angles

November 17, 2022

While we may never be true experts in all aspects of fraud, we can work to better understand it. That’s why to round out the 2022 International Fraud Awareness Week, the Office of the Washington State Auditor has put together a list of our favorite movies, documentaries, shows and podcasts to help you understand the many complex sides and angles of fraud. 

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What’s new with SAO’s fraud program

November 17, 2022

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) recently reported that nearly a third of all fraud cases occur because of a lack of internal controls. When your government has anti-fraud controls in place, you not only increase your ability to detect fraud quicker, but also decrease potential losses resulting from fraud.  

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Setting the tone at the top: SAO’s new fraud-prevention resource for elected officials and members of appointed boards

November 14, 2022

While preventing employee fraud is an organization-wide effort in your government, creating a fraud-prevention culture starts at the top with elected officials and members of appointed boards. That’s why SAO’s Special Investigations Team has developed a guide for these leaders to help them better understand their role in fighting employee fraud in their governments.

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Are your ACH internal controls strong enough to protect you from fraudsters? SAO has a new resource to help you

August 31, 2022

Fraudsters can impersonate your employees and vendors to redirect Automated Clearing House (ACH) payments meant for payroll direct deposits or vendor payments. You need to stay vigilant and ensure your government has strong internal controls. To help you, SAO has developed a new guide that offers advice on developing ACH payment process policies and employee training, establishing a verification process, and monitoring for unauthorized payee account changes.

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