National Fraud Awareness Week Starts August 4, 2002

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is co-sponsoring the third annual National Fraud Awareness Week to be held from August 4 - 10, 2002.

In honor of the event, the Association has launched a new Web site to help educate both businesses and consumers about the threat of fraud and to raise awareness about the impact of fraud and white-collar crime on society.

The site features an online Fraud IQ test that includes ten multiple-choice questions and will give you a final grade when you complete the test.

It is also packed with information for both businesses and consumers.

  • The section for businesses includes information about occupational fraud and abuse, tips from VISA on credit card controls, basic fraud statistics, information about merchants' exposure to online fraud, tips for inventors on how to protect their inventions, and newsletter subscriptions for yet more information.

  • The section for consumers includes information about identity theft, credit card fraud, telemarketing scams, and investment fraud. The goal is to provide consumers with the resources that can help them both before AND after they have become victims of fraud. Included are tips about Medicare fraud detection and prevention, plus tools to help identify, fight and end securities fraud.

National Fraud Awareness Week is co-sponsored by leading public and private sector supporters, including banks, corporations, associations, publishers, and accounting and consulting firms, such as Deloitte & Touche.

-Rosemary Schlank

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Jul 31
In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom helps beginners get up to speed in Microsoft Excel. However, even experienced Excel users will learn some new tricks, particularly when David discusses under-utilized aspects of Excel.
Aug 5
This webcast will focus on accounting and disclosure policies for various types of consolidations and business combinations.
Aug 20
In this session we'll review best practices for how to generate interest in your firm’s services.
Aug 21
Meet budgets and client expectations using project management skills geared toward the unique challenges faced by CPAs. Kristen Rampe will share how knowing the keys to structuring and executing a successful project can make the difference between success and repeated failures.