At its regularly scheduled City Council Meeting on Monday, November 6, 2023, the Oakwood City Council proclaimed the week of November 12 – 18, 2023 as “International Fraud Awareness Week” in the city of Oakwood.
The seriousness of the global fraud problem is why Oakwood City Council announced that it is participating in International Fraud Awareness Week as an official supporter to promote anti-fraud awareness and education. The movement, known commonly as Fraud Week, champions the need to proactively fight fraud and help safeguard individuals, businesses, and investments from the growing fraud problem.
The city of Oakwood joins hundreds of organizations that have partnered with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier anti-fraud training and education provider, for the yearly Fraud Week campaign.
“Fraud is a very serious problem that affects people of all ages around the world,” said Mayor William Duncan. “It is important that we come together to raise awareness on fraud prevention.”
In addition to the Fraud Week Proclamation, Oakwood City Council recognized the Southwest Ohio ACFE Chapter for receiving the 2023 Global Chapter of the Year – Small Market award. The Southwest Ohio ACFE Chapter, founded in 1993, is one of 196 ACFE global chapters. The chapter received the award based on numerous achievements, including the chapter’s service to its membership and community by advancing its mission of serving the community by promoting improved fraud detection and deterrence, providing training events to expand the knowledge of members, and fostering opportunities for members to interact and network. Chapter President Amanda Malusky Krauss and Vice President Detective Robert Bell were present at the City Council Meeting to witness the proclamation.
For more information about increasing awareness and reducing the risk of fraud during International Fraud Awareness Week, visit FraudWeek.com.