International Fraud Awareness Week 2020

Schneider Downs is proud to once again be a supporter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) annual International Fraud Awareness Week. The ACFE established Fraud Week back in 2000 as a way to raise awareness of fraud, and we’ve been an supporter of that effort for several years.

Schneider Downs, as you know, has a long and established role in the fraud investigation and awareness field, through the numerous investigations we’ve performed over the years and our sponsorship of the annual Fraud and Corruption Awareness Seminar. Our Business Advisors group includes a number of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), including the president of the Greater Pittsburgh chapter of the ACFE.

In support of Fraud Week, some of those CFEs have written Our Thoughts On articles, listed below, that discuss current topics in fraud investigation and prevention. Additional information will be available throughout the week on the Schneider Downs Business Advisors LinkedIn page.

While Fraud Week only occurs one week per year, the risks of fraud are present year-round. The ACFE estimates that 5% of an organization’s annual revenue is lost to fraud, so it’s important you understand the risks of fraud and ways to mitigate that risk or respond to fraud that’s occurred.

If you have questions or concerns about detecting or deterring fraud, contact Tom Pratt at or Brian Webster

You’ve heard our thoughts… We’d like to hear yours

The Schneider Downs Our Thoughts On blog exists to create a dialogue on issues that are important to organizations and individuals. While we enjoy sharing our ideas and insights, we’re especially interested in what you may have to say. If you have a question or a comment about this article – or any article from the Our Thoughts On blog – we hope you’ll share it with us. After all, a dialogue is an exchange of ideas, and we’d like to hear from you. Email us at

Material discussed is meant for informational purposes only, and it is not to be construed as investment, tax, or legal advice. Please note that individual situations can vary. Therefore, this information should be relied upon when coordinated with individual professional advice.

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our thoughts on

Tracking and Communicating COVID-19 at Your College or University
‘Tis the Season – Cybersecurity and Holiday Shopping
Fake News or Fake Truck? Hindenburg Alleges Nikola One Videos Were Faked
How Descriptive, Diagnostic, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics Can Be Used To Stop Fraud in Its Tracks
Coronavirus Fraud: Unfortunately, We Told You So

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