November 14, 2021

Wayne State University’s Office of Internal Audit supports Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s International Fraud Awareness Week

It’s that time of year again. Wayne State University’s Office of Internal Audit will host a week of activities in support of the International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 14 to 20.  

Fraud Examiners globally will join the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in celebrating its’ 20th anniversary of highlighting fraud prevention and awareness. Organizations worldwide lose an estimated 5 percent of annual revenues to fraud, according to a study conducted by the ACFE. The good news is that there are basic steps that management can take immediately to lessen your department’s vulnerability to fraud.  

Do you know the most common behavioral red flags of fraud? Why do people commit fraud? How does Internal Control Weaknesses Contribute to Fraud? Learn these and more during one of the many sessions. Explore how pressure, opportunity and rationalization — called the Fraud Triangle — can come together to influence an individual to commit fraud. To help promote anti-fraud awareness and education, WSU’s Office of Internal Audit will host a number of virtual Fraud Informational sessions on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, Nov. 15                  Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16                 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17            2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To register for one of the above sessions, take the training in Canvas, or schedule a session at a later date for your department, please call 313-577-5018 or email Fannie Moore at To report suspected fraud, unethical behavior or suspicious activity at Wayne State University, please go to to submit an Anonymous Tip Form or contact the Fraud Hotline at 313-577-5138.

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