VIU’s Fraud and Ethics Research and Education Centre

FRAUD INVESTIGATION AND PREVENTION EDUCATION

  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation – Advanced Diploma (Online program! Register now for September!)
    VIU’s Advanced Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation is an intensive part–time online 2–year program that provides students with the essential skills and knowledge to be forensic fraud investigators. This credential is endorsed by the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada (ACFI)

    • CGAs and RCMP – ask about possible exemptions!
  • Fraud Awareness Prevention and Detection (ACCT 350)
    This upper-level course in the faculty of management exposes students to fraud awareness, prevention and detection issues and strategies, and may provide the first step leading to a post-degree specialization in areas of security, fraud investigation, and forensic accounting.

RESEARCH

Fraud and Ethics Research and Education Centre
Fighting Fraud – daily fraud spotlight
Other Recent Canadian and International Research

RESOURCES

  • Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security – this excellent RCMP booklet contains practical information for seniors on how to protect themselves from fraudsters.
  • Scams and Fraud – this excellent RCMP resource gives practical information on how to protect yourself and your business from a variety of frauds and scams including: identity theft and identity fraud, advance fee frauds, online auction frauds, and investment and securities frauds including “Ponzi” schemes.
  • Phone Busters – the Canadian Anti-fraud Call Centre
  • Fraud Prevention – the Competition Bureau of Canada
  • FINTRAC – Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
  • How to Protect Yourself from Online Scams – resources and answers to questions about phishing and pharming, including: definitions, common schemes, recognizing these scams, and how to protect yourself (Thank you for this contribution from a FEREC Website visitor)

NEWS

Canadian Organizations Fighting Fraud

Recent Posts

A Crisis of Integrity – E & Y Global Fraud Study (2012)

Ernst & Young’s Global Fraud Study (2012)

Global Fraud Survey - A Place for Integrity

 Growing Beyond: A Place for Integrity

In a time of “highly adverse economic conditions”, Ernst & Young’s 2012 Global Fraud Survey reveals the worldwide corporate battle for survival in a global environment where “opportunities to secure new revenues in rapid-growth markets are significant.”

Ernst &Young’s new study expertly documents the increased risks of bribery and corruption in this global environment, and the dangerous fact that even amid the recent global concern over bribery and corruption, there is a widespread weakness in corporate control environments:

“Despite the risk, companies are still failing to do enough to prevent bribery and corruption. From the responses of our interviewees, it would appear that mixed messages are being given by management, with the overall tone often diluted by a lack of widespread training and a failure to penalize breaches.” (A Place for Integrity, E&Y, 2012)

 

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