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Culture, COVID and change

The world is changing quickly, and fraud fighters must adapt to the times. The ACFE Board of Regents relate their experiences in fighting fraud, waste and abuse, and the new battle opening up on the technological front.

Technological advancements and massive COVID-relief packages have opened a world of opportunity for fraudsters in recent years. In the U.S. alone, criminals have stolen billions of dollars in pandemic aid in what some are calling the biggest fraud in a generation. Scammers across the globe are also finding easy pickings among mobile phone and computer users as they learn technological sleights of hand to trick their victims. Yet social media and a rising speak-up culture are changing the dynamics of corruption and fraud in the corporate world, helping to reveal and stamp out wrongdoing at the highest levels.

Members of the Board of Regents sat down with Fraud Magazine at the 33rd Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference to talk about these topics and more, bringing with them a wealth of experience from the private and public sectors in countries across the globe.

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