Setting Your Sites: Fraud Resources on the Web
This month we profile several web sites that offer helpful information on fraud prevention.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
web site: www.aicpa.org
AICPA sells a number of publications that provide very specific guidance on the topics of fraud and fraud investigations.
Institute of Internal Auditors (IAA)
web site: The Institute of Internal Auditors
The IIA web site offers a wealth of information and features an effective search function. A quick search on the topic of "fraud" revealed a list of potentially helpful articles.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
Established in 1988, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is based in Austin, Texas. The 25,000-member professional organization is dedicated to "educating qualified individuals (Certified Fraud Examiners), who are trained in the highly-specialized aspects of detecting, investigating, and deterring fraud and white-collar crime."
The association sponsors two informative web sites: www.cfenet.com and www.fraudinfo.com. The latter web site is billed as "the leading resource for detecting, preventing and reporting fraud."