He is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist and Trainer and trains counter fraud investigators and managers in all aspects of investigation on a regular basis. He is a member of the Professional Accreditation Board Training and Education Committee.
Ian was a Police Officer for 30 years before retiring in March 2011 from the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command, based at New Scotland Yard. Ian was one of only three police officers in the UK to have attended an eight week Advanced Forgery Detection Course/Attachment with the National Document Forgery Unit, the United Kingdom Border Agency Centre of Information concerning passport and travel documents, and for two years he was seconded to the United Kingdom Immigration Service. Following service as a Detective Constable in Special Branch he transferred to the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command taking the lead in a national operation investigating the use of travel documents by terrorists. During the course of his police duties, both with the Immigration Service and the Police Service, Ian has had to examine many passports and other documents for evidence of forgery and counterfeiting, and present the findings in reports for potential court cases. As part of his role as lead investigator in national operations, Ian also gave presentations and awareness training to Police Officers across the UK along with other government organisations, large business, banking institutions and other “trusted companies” in the detection and recognition of counterfeit and forged travel documents.
Benjamin’s background is in criminal risk analysis and intelligence, specialising in Cyber Crime and computer aided crimes. He has worked for FRONTEX and EULEX Kosovo, as well as the cyber security project lead for a high risk private sector company. He has implemented and assessed a number of cyber security strategies in both the public and private sector, and used his investigative and analytical expertise to prepare organisations for the changing climate of cybercrime. His educational background includes a Masters in Criminology from the University of Utrecht with a thesis on ‘Cyber Crime as a Service’ and a BA in Criminology from the University of York with a focus on Organised Cyber Crime Groups. Both his academic and professional career has involved the covert and overt investigation of some of the most prolific cybercriminals and organised crime groups operating on the dark and surface web.
Natasha has over 30 years’ experience working as an Investigator, Investigation Manager and Banking Fraud Manager within both the Private and Public sector. She has led criminal investigations from case inception, interviewed suspect offenders in accordance with PACE 1984 and the PEACE model, worked closely with Criminal Law Teams, Financial Investigators, the Police and other agencies and given evidence in Crown Court. Her high standard of work has resulted in regular nominations for work related awards being the recipient of the Security Celebrating Success Award.
She is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist and qualified trainer.
We are pleased to announce the dates for our latest ASMS course in London at etc.venues, The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8HN. The course includes 12 days of classroom training delivered over three modules. The cost per student is £2,250 plus VAT. The dates are as follows:
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Due to high demand for places on our ACFS courses, we have arranged to run two courses, one commencing in October 2017 and one in January 2018, both are in London. For further details please click here.
We are running our next ACFTech course in October for The Clarion Housing Group. The course will run at Clarion Housing premises in Highbury, London. There is space available on this very popular course. For further details please click here.