Published: November 16, 2020
International Fraud Awareness Week runs from November 15 through 21 this year, when it might be more important than ever to focus on fraud prevention and detection. As we learned early in the pandemic with the large scale unemployment fraud, fraudsters are not taking a break during the pandemic. Fraudsters know state and local governments are working harder than ever in 2020 as they adapt to the pandemic, new employee leave programs, new funding and more. And fraudsters are all-too-happy to take advantage of this busy time.
This week, we will highlight resources and important information to help state and local governments update their fraud fighting toolkits. We encourage you to check out these resources and share them with your agency. To start, consider the eLearning, “Fraud: Detection and Deterrence,” which is offered free on our website.
But don’t just let us tell you about International Fraud Awareness Week! You can take a step further into your role as an anti-fraud professional by starting discussions among peers, co-workers, leaders and stakeholders in your community about how important fraud prevention is to society as a whole. To find out what you can do, check out the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) fraud week page.