This week is the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) International Fraud Awareness Week (IFAW), November 15 - 21, 2020. The week was established in 2000 to bring awareness about fraud and encourage business leaders to be proactive fighting against fraud and promoting anti-fraud awareness and education. Many of your agencies and businesses may be recognizing IFAW this week and encouraging you to do your part in fighting fraud in your place of work and/or with clients and customers. As we learned last month with Sara Oliver, Special Agent with Office of Inspector General, U.S. Small Business Administration, fraud has not slowed down this year and neither have we.
That is why I feel it is so important to provide education and awareness through our monthly virtual trainings. I hope you are taking part and would encourage you to invite others to watch as well, especially as they are free or at a low cost for the exceptional value. This month the virtual luncheon is Thursday, November 19, featuring James Cornelius, Security Manager, Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury, and he will be discussing Cyber Fraud in 2020: Threats in Brief. Next month we have 2 hours of Fraud Ethics!
While Fall is in full swing, unfortunately Covid-19 is too. For the foreseeable future, our luncheons will remain virtual and our March Middle Tennessee Annual Fraud Conference will be too. We still have an awesome line up of speakers scheduled and I hope you will join us for that event. Please continue to check our website for updates and information. To that end, if you would like to be more involved and work on a committee to help the chapter run smoothly, we could use the help. Due to life changes this year, we have open committee positions that need to be filled in the following:
And we could always use additional help in the Historic and Social Media committees.
The holidays are fast approaching, and I wish each of you a joyous and safe celebration!
Suzzie Singleton, CFE, CGFM