The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Ghana Chapter, a leading advocate in the fight against fraud, has reiterated its dedication to tackling the growing menace of fraudulent activities in the country.
“As we enter 2024, the prevalence and complexity of fraud demand increased awareness and proactive measures,” ACFE said in a statement released on Monday November 13, 2023.
The statement is of the view that the evolution of fraud: fraud, characterised by intentional misrepresentation and trickery, continues to pose a significant threat to both businesses and individuals.
“The methods employed by fraudsters have evolved, becoming more intricate and challenging to detect,” the statement noted.
The ACFE Ghana Chapter emphasised the need to remain vigilant, especially considering that fraudsters often exhibit traits similar to those of honest individuals.
According to the statement, the global perspective: The global landscape reflects the pervasive nature of fraud, with the ACFE's 2022 report projecting staggering global fraud losses of 4.7 trillion dollars.
“In a world increasingly reliant on international networks and interconnected technologies, the risk of cyberattacks and fraudulent activities has soared.
“Africa, including Ghana, is not exempt from these challenges, necessitating a collective effort to combat fraud effectively.
“ACFE's Role in the Fight Against Fraud: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) stands as the world's largest anti-fraud organization, dedicated to reducing business fraud globally.
“With over 90,000 members worldwide, the ACFE plays a crucial role in inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the anti-fraud profession.
“1st National Fraud Conference 2023: As part of this year’s International Fraud Awareness Week, the ACFE Ghana Chapter extends an invitation to individuals and organisations to participate in its 1st ACFE National Fraud Conference in Ghana, scheduled to take place from 15th – 16th November 2023 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
“The Conference, themed: ‘Winning the Fight Against Fraud and Corruption in Ghana: A Collective Responsibility’, aims to bring together anti-fraud and anti-graft industry stakeholders to assess and analyse Ghana’s position and foster stronger collaboration to minimise the impact of fraud and corruption in the country,” the statement said