Institute for Fraud Prevention

The Institute for Fraud Prevention (IFP) is a university-affiliated research center housed at West Virginia University that is dedicated to multidisciplinary research and education regarding the prevention of fraud, corruption and white-collar crime. The IFP works with academics and industry experts worldwide to generate research projects that explore the latest fraud trends and developments affecting individuals, businesses and governments.

To support its mission, the IFP:

  • Provides Data IconProvides funding and data to support research studies
  • Knowledge Repository IconFunctions as a central repository of fraud-related knowledge
  • Disseminates Findings IconDisseminates key findings to its members and the general public
  • Catalyst of Ideas IconServes as a catalyst for the exchange of ideas about fraud prevention, deterrence and detection

Save the Date: Spring 2017 Meeting

June 8-9, 2017
Grant Thornton Office
333 John Carlyle Street #500
Alexandria, VA 22314

The IFP's biannual meetings are open to Contributing Members, academic researchers, anti-fraud professionals, representatives of government agencies with anti-fraud responsibilities, and anyone else with an interest in fraud research and education. These 1.5-day meetings provide a forum to discuss emerging anti-fraud research, the opportunity to hear proposals for new studies and a place to network with other anti-fraud experts.

Attendees get to participate in practitioner and research panels addressing current fraud trends, research priorities and best practices in anti-fraud initiatives. In addition, Contributing Members have the opportunity to approve grants for research studies and set the IFP’s research agenda for future meetings.

Registration is available now!