Community Rules

This is a private, members-only discussion forum where you can connect with your peers, benefit from their experiences and participate in ongoing conversations with other ACFE members. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, please follow these rules. Take a moment to acquaint yourself before participating in any community discussions.

PLEASE NOTE: By joining and using the ACFE Community, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules set forth below.

Rules

  • Be kind.
  • Be respectful.
  • Be generous.
  • Be professional.
  • Be safe.

We reserve the right to remove any communication or content that violates these rules, the stated policies of the ACFE or is deemed by the ACFE, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate.

A violation of these rules may result in restricted access to the ACFE Community, restriction of ACFE member benefits, disciplinary action in accordance with the ACFE Disciplinary Procedures or other action, including, but not limited to, legal or equitable claims for relief. 

If you are concerned that a colleague’s behavior violates our Community Rules, please flag it for review using the “Mark As Inappropriate” function.

Please also take a moment to review our Community Guidelines.

Moderation Policy

The ACFE adheres to a three-strikes policy. A strike will be given if a post violates the community rules and is removed from the discussions. When this happens, the ACFE community manager will send written notice to the author of the post with a brief explanation of the decision.

If any member receives three moderation notices, their account will be put into full moderation. This means that a community team member will review each post a moderated member shares to either approve or deny the post. Once a member has been put in full moderation, that member will no longer receive written notice when posts are not approved. After 30 days, the moderated member may request to have their moderation lifted. These requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

For any egregious posts, the ACFE reserves the right to skip past the three strikes and immediately put the member in full moderation. Depending on the severity, this may also result in restriction of ACFE member benefits, disciplinary action in accordance with the ACFE Disciplinary Procedures or other action.

Legal Notice

This site is provided as a service for the members of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by the ACFE or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall the ACFE be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants the ACFE and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print and use such information or other material.

The ACFE does not continuously monitor the site for inappropriate postings. Because messages posted to discussions appear immediately, it is impossible for us to review all messages in advance. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately. We will make every effort to remove objectionable messages within a reasonable time frame if we determine that removal is necessary. 

Violation of these terms, rules and guidelines may result in restricted access to the ACFE Community, restriction of ACFE member benefits, disciplinary action in accordance with the ACFE Disciplinary Procedures, or other action, including but not limited to legal or equitable claims for relief. The ACFE reserves the right to delete prohibited messages or communications.

The ACFE Community also adheres to the ACFE Privacy Policy. Find more information about the Privacy Policy.