Fraud Resources


Fraud Magazine – The ACFE’s bimonthly publication on white-collar crime and fraud examination techniques.

FraudInfo – Stay current with recent fraud news and information with FraudInfo, a free biweekly e-newsletter packed with the latest anti-fraud materials, courses and events. 

The Fraud Examiner – This monthly newsletter gives ACFE members access to exclusive articles and videos. Learn from field experts and CFEs the recent trends and techniques used to take down fraudsters. Also, discover the latest member news and information.

ACFE Insights – Find news, analysis and commentary on the global fight against fraud on the ACFE’s official blog. Featuring blogs from ACFE staff, experts in the fields of digital forensics, fraud risk management compliance and more, ACFE Insights gives you a behind-the-scenes look at fraud prevention and detection.

Anti-Fraud Resource Guide – This quarterly publication is mailed to all ACFE members and provides detailed listings of all of the ACFE’s learning events and materials. Find all of the information you need regarding the latest anti-fraud seminars, conferences, self-studies, books and ACFE merchandise.

Bookstore Catalog – Dig deeper into the most up-to-date publications and reference materials keeping fraud fighters ahead of the curve. This biannual publication of the National ACFE features the most relevant books, manuals and online learning materials available, as well as ACFE clothing, accessories and more.


Articles & Reports

2012 Report to the Nations – Based on data compiled from a study of 1,388 cases of occupational fraud that occurred worldwide between January 2010 and December 2011. All information was provided by the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs) who investigated those cases. The fraud cases in our study came from 94 nations — providing a truly global view into the plague of occupation.

Managing the Business Risk of Fraud – This guidance paper, developed jointly by the ACFE, IIA and AICPA, provides key principles for proactively establishing an environment to effectively manage an organization’s fraud risks. It also provides tools, recommendations and real-life examples of how fraud risk management principles are applied.

Compensation Guide – A recent report by Industry Insights finds that CFEs earn almost 22 percent more than their colleagues.

2011 Report to Members – Learn where the ACFE has been and where we are going in the 2011 Report to Members.

Occupational Fraud: A Study of the Impact of an Economic Recession – A report based upon the responses of more than 500 randomly selected Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs). 

Insurance Fraud Handbook – The Insurance Fraud Handbook explores the fraud risks associated with the insurance industry and shares best practices for building a special investigations unit. It offers practical advice for conducting insurance fraud investigations from an industry expert.

Articles – Search by keyword or select from various facets to narrow your results and find relevant anti-fraud articles and resources from Fraud Magazine archives, The Fraud Examiner and other ACFE publications. 


Sample Fraud Examination Documents 

Sample Fraud Examination Documents – To assist in all aspects of the fraud examination process, we have prepared sample policies, engagement proposals and reports, consent forms, checklists and tools.



Fraud Risk Assessment Tool – An invaluable resource for fraud examiners to use in identifying and addressing their clients’ or employers’ vulnerabilities to internal fraud. Fraud professionals can use this tool to assist organizations in identifying fraud risks and developing a fraud risk assessment. For non-members, click here to receive three free modules of the ACFE’s Fraud Risk Assessment Tool.

Fraud Prevention Check-Up – Are you vulnerable to fraud? Do you have adequate controls in place to prevent it? Test your company’s fraud health with this free training resource featuring a checklist and video.

Fraud’s Hidden Cost to You and Your Organization – Available exclusively for CFEs, this training program is designed to educate employees about the warning signs of fraud and what to do if they suspect it.

EthicsLine – EthicsLine is the official hotline of the ACFE, offering confidential, anonymous reporting services in 150 languages, 24/7/365.  

Find a CFE – Grow your network or simply find an anti-fraud professional to help you overcome your latest challenge. Search for Certified Fraud Examiners by geographic area or industry.



The National ACFE Organization periodically publishes a “Featured Video” related to fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption.  Click here to view the current “Featured Video.”



Fraud Talk – The ACFE’s monthly podcast dedicated to helping professionals who fight fraud on a daily basis. In these sessions, we will break down case studies, talk with the industry’s leading experts and give listeners the tools they need to spot, fight and prevent fraud.

Click here to listen to Fraud Talk.

The resources provided on this site are for informational purposes only and not intended as legal, financial or other professional advice.  This page is borrowed from the National ACFE.