International Fraud Awareness Week

This week marks International Fraud Awareness Week, and it has never been more important for businesses and individuals to protect themselves online.

It’s easy to join the global effort to minimise the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and ensure you’re taking advantage of the tools, education and support that is currently available. What’s more, many of these platforms are free or very easy to implement, regardless of IT skills or expert knowledge. For instance:

  • Fraud Awareness Week is the perfect time to go a step further and start discussions among peers, colleagues and stakeholders across you working community about how important fraud prevention is to society as a whole. There is a whole host of free resources to utilise and raising awareness is hugely helpful both online and in the work environment

  • Post on social media using informative images with the tag #fraudweek

  • Display the 2021 Fraud Week Official Supporter Badge in your email signature, on your organisation's website or on social media

  • Get an expert in to talk to your employees and colleagues on how to avoid common mistakes when preventing fraud

  • Download the free Fraud Week logo to share on materials or websites

  • Involve your local Chamber of Commerce or networking groups to spread tips on fraud prevention for small businesses

  • Host a talk or seminar for your colleagues or community on regularly staying aware of fraud prevention best practices. You can post that event to share what you are doing on the IFAW events page

  • Perform a fraud check-up for your organisation and escalate it internally with best practice or security issues it uncovers. This can also lead to a proactive plan for how to remedy weaknesses within your current controls.

Find out more at: International Fraud Awareness Week (

The NEBRC is a police-led, not for profit organisation set up to support small and medium sized businesses build and improve cyber resilience with access to guidance available through membership programmes. If you would like support or advice on how you can promote online security contact the NEBRC at