Welcome to the website of PDA

We are a specialist counter fraud training and consultancy company founded by Peter Darby. Peter and his team of associates have over forty years experience working in the counter fraud investigation community, including the design, development and delivery of professional counter fraud training.

Beating Fraud Together

Take a look at the most recent reviews written by our students on our bespoke Testimonials page, find out the great things they’re saying about our courses

PDA now offer a number of online training courses. For further details click here to go to our Online Training course page

Read our latest ‘goings on’ in our News page; information about new training courses; events we’ve been to; as well as some industry news.

Students can either attend our advertised courses, or if you have a number of staff requiring training, a more convenient and less time consuming solution is for us to come to you. In this way you will save on staff travel, subsistence and accommodation costs.

Please take time to look through our site to find out more about us and the services we have to offer. If you require more information or you can’t find what you are looking for then please contact us. We believe we are able to meet any counter fraud training or consultancy requirement you may have and are confident we can provide the most cost effective solution that will make a real difference.

As well as our very popular training courses, PDA also offer a counter fraud consultancy which can, for example, range from conducting a comprehensive review of an organisations counter fraud investigation capability to advice on developing a fraud strategy or writing and producing counter fraud guides and codes.

Our services are offered to all organisations, large or small, public or private. Whether your investigations are focused on internal fraud, external fraud or both, we will work in partnership with you to turn aspirations into workable cost effective solutions, providing a step change in skills, knowledge and working practices. Our services are fully evaluated using the Kirkpatrick Model and results and findings are fed back to customers.

Popular training courses

Our ‘top five’ most popular training courses are the Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS), the Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech), Identity Document Fraud, Digital Document Forensics (Online), and OSINT (Online).

Contact us

For further information on any of our products and services please contact either Peter or Malcolm:

Peter Darby | 07714 216126 peter@pdacounterfraud.co.uk

Malcolm Hollett | 07522 394883 malcolm@pdacounterfraud.co.uk

Course quick links

Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech)

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“ What our students are saying… ”
“I have really enjoyed all four modules. I have covered some of the material before, however, it was really useful to reinforce my learning and also learn new legislation and practice. Peter is very informative having worked in fraud for many years, which added to the learning. Module 4 cross examination was very good – a worthwhile experience. A very good course” P Juhasz
“Cross examination was a great experience. Mike was fantastic at his job! Have really enjoyed this module. Overall really enjoyed the course, thank you Pete, Malc and Mike” H Lindup
“The overall case study and cross examination process is very well set up in order to reflect as accurately as possible a real case. Even having completed similar training in 2007 to become a DC, this was an excellent addition to this training and a great refresher with new things learnt. Cross examination was very worthwhile” R Fleming
News: latest posts

Counter Fraud Profession Accreditation Board (CFPAB)

Peter writes “For some months now the University of Portsmouth have been considering their position with regard to the provision of the secretariat function to the CFPAB.  They have now made their decision to completely withdraw from the CFPAB and in September...

Oxford Investigation Service Fourth Annual Fraud Conference

PDA attended the Oxford Investigation Service Fourth Annual Fraud Conference on Thursday 26th September 2019 and would like to give a big thank you to all the Oxford team who made our day not only run smoothly but enjoyable and worthwhile. We know how much work and...

Customer Base
Training and consultancy services have been provided to investigators and managers from:
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for International Development
  • Department for Transport
  • United Kingdom Border Agency
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance  & Accountancy
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  • Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Her Majesties Passport Office
  • Gangmasters Licensing Authority
  • National Asylum Support Service
  • Several Local Authorities and Tenancy  Fraud Associations

Contact us

For further information on any of our products
and services please contact either Peter or Malcolm:

Peter Darby | 07714 216126

Malcolm Hollett | 07522 394883