Fraud Facts

The ACFE’s 2020 Report to the Nations analyzed 2,504 real cases of occupational fraud from 125 countries in 23 different industry categories. The report covered fraud causing losses of more than $3.6 billion. Corruption remains one of the most common occupational frauds.

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Fraud Cases With Losses Exceeding $1M
21%
Cases Involving Asset Misappropriation Schemes
86%
Cases Where Tips Provide Initial Detection Method (Most Common)
43%
Tips Coming From Outside Parties (Non-Employees)
50%
Internal Control Weaknesses Allowing Fraud To Occur
49%
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