IAFCI Association Brochure

Our New Mission and Who We are Today

The Association, a non-profit international organization, will provide services and an environment within which information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud prevention methods can be collected, exchanged and taught for the common good of the financial payment industry and our global society.

Our Members

We are proud to say that we now have individual members across the world in every major continent. Our Membership is about one third law enforcement, one third banking and one third retail and service members to the industry. Our members come from all levels of law enforcement, card associations, banks and non-banks, private label issuers, mail order houses, airlines, telecommunications, petroleum industry, processors and transporters, to name a few. Everyone who is involved in the security of financial transactions where a device is used to access money - a card, check, account number or some other access device - is involved in IAFCI's effort to safeguard the world's economy through teamwork.

Where We Began

In 1968, a group of credit card investigators and law enforcement professionals organized and formed the Association of Credit Card Investigators (ACCI), expanding in 1974 to the International Association of Credit Card Investigators (IACCI). In 1996, our membership recognized the ever- changing fraud landscape of financial fraud and the need to communicate sensitive information in a secure environment. Several important changes were made and the organization was renamed the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI).

Where We are Today

For nearly thirty years we were the International Association of Credit Card Investigators (IACCI). In 1996, the membership chose to change the name and the mission of the association to expand our focus to other related financial transaction crimes as well. This was in response to the changing crime picture were the same criminals where committing a variety of financial crimes. The Association became the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI).