Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) – Foundation
We also have a menu of ‘off the shelf’ counter fraud products which can be developed and tailored to meet the needs of each individual customer. Our products include but are not limited to:
Legislation – offencesLegislation – governing
Applying for Surveillance
Introduction to Covert Surveillance
Statements and Cross Examination
Investigative InterviewingCourt Procedures
Authorised Officer Powers – intelligence gathering
Authorised Officer Powers – investigators
Managing Counter Fraud Investigations
Fraud Prevention, Detection and Investigation
Counter Fraud Investigations
Procurement Fraud – A Comprehensive Strategy
If you are an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) or an Accredited Counter Fraud Manager (ACFM) you have already made a commitment to your own personal development and are a highly regarded professional in the counter fraud arena. Are you up to date on counter fraud issues, changes in legislation and practice and procedures? Many of our products can be used as part of a Continuous Professional Development programme of training. Examples of how our customers have used our products to increase the knowledge and practical skills of their investigators include:
Example 1 – Guides and Procedures
Customer A, working in the Housing Tenancy Fraud environment, was setting up a counter fraud unit and their internal audit team required them to have in place an investigation manual – an A-Z of how to do the job. The manual would be used by the audit team to measure the effectiveness of the counter fraud unit and to ensure working practices adhered to legislation and codes of practice as necessary. We worked with the customer over several weeks to design and develop a comprehensive Counter Fraud Investigation Guide. In addition we developed Job descriptions for an ACFS and an ACFM with associated Skills Assurance Process flow charts.
Total Cost: £1800 plus offer to take up a Fraud Investigation Guide maintenance agreement at £300 per annum.
Example 2 – Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Customer B, a Housing Benefit Counter Fraud Investigations Manager, had 10 students that required to undergo some form of classroom based training for CPD purposes and wanted the delivery to cover legislation. We provided a one day event covering the Fraud Act and Criminal Procedures Investigations Act.
Total Cost: £790
Example 3 – Prosecution Workshop
Customer C approached us as they required the services of a counter fraud specialist to act as a facilitator to run a prosecution workshop. There was a difference of opinion between the counter fraud unit and their legal branch concerning the application of legislation, charge selection and the use of TIC schedules. We supplied a trainer to run a one day workshop to eight students. The Head of the Legal Team commented there was now ‘Agreement to best practice within the organisation to ensure effective prosecution preparation and successful outcomes’.
Total Cost: £790
Example 4 – Identity Document Fraud
Customer D had recognised they had a particular problem with identity fraud and wanted identity document training for their organisations frontline staff and counter fraud investigators. We provided a one day event split into two half days where students were provided with some practical skills in how to detect forgeries in Passports and Driving Licences.
Total Cost: £790
Example 5 – Investigative Interviewing
Customer E wanted to maximise their front line staffs ability to detect suspicious applications and to gather information to make referrals to their Counter Fraud Unit. Working with the customer we developed a two day course where students learned the required skills of Conversation Management and the PEACE Model. They then had the opportunity to develop their skills through practical demonstration using a number of case studies designed specifically for the customer.
Total Cost: for 36 students – 6 days £4440
Please contact us to discuss your individual requirements or to request further information covering the aims, objectives and course outlines for any of our products