It seems that fighting fraud is a hotter field than ever -- membership in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners skyrocketed by 3,000 during the past nine months to a record 31,000 members, the group reported.

The number of people pursuing the Certified Fraud Examiner designation is also on the rise, according to the ACFE. More than 1,600 ACFE members are currently studying for the CFE exam, and roughly 15,000 currently hold the designation.

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