Top Fraud Schemes

Field: Fraud | Delivery Method: Self Study | CPE Hours: 1.0

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The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) defines fraud within their fraud tree through the utilization of major categories:

  • Corruption
  • Asset Misappropriation
  • Financial Statement Fraud
Fraud impacts every person and every organization. Regardless of size, structure, geography, or demographics, every organization is subject to fraud. Many individuals refer to fraud "red flags."
These are signs that indicate there is the potential for fraud to occur. Red flags do not mean a fraud has occurred.
There are many presentations on “top frauds”. Be cognizant of how the presenter is focusing the discussion. Top frauds could relate to various areas. Examples of top fraud schemes include: financial statement, revenue/disclosures/ presentation, cyber and internet/personal frauds, asset misappropriation, and corruption.
In this course, we review information on the top fraud schemes by focusing on the three categories as defined by the ACFE fraud tree. We also evaluate the most common schemes by industry as outlined by the ACFE report to the Nations.
Learning Objectives
  • Explore top fraud schemes per the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Explore top corruption schemes.
  • Explore top financial statement schemes.
  • Explore top asset misappropriation schemes.
  • Identify industries who suffer the highest number of frauds.
  • Identify industries who suffer the highest median loss due to frauds.

Field: Fraud
CPE: 1.0
Delivery Method: Self-Study
Format: Video

Your Instructor

Lynn Fountain
Lynn Fountain

Consultant, CPA, CGMA, CRMA, MBA, Past Chief Audit Executive

Business Consultant, Trainer, Author

Ms. Fountain has over 40 years of experience spanning public accounting, industry accounting and consulting. Sixteen years of that experience has been in the field of internal audit, risk managment and process improvement. She is well adept to assist your organization evaluate business strategy, perform risk assessments, establish a Sarbanes-Oxley process, synergizing internal audit processes or perform process improvement projects.

As a past corporate executive Lynn has a passion for working with professionals to enhance their processes and provide leading edge education. She has authored and delivered hundreds of training courses for accounting, finance and audit professionals. Her training is filled with not just theory but real world application.

Ms. Fountain has authored three technical publications:

-Leading the Internal Audit Function 

-Raise the Red Flag

-Ethics and the Internal Auditor's political dilemma

Lynn is a recognized leader in the internal audit profession as well as a recognized business professional.  

Ms. Fountain obtained her BSBA from Pittsburg State University and her MBA from Washburn University in Kansas. She has active, current CPA, CGMA, and CRMA credentials.

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