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 reviews written by our students on our Testimonials page, find out the great things they’re saying about our courses

Our training is delivered either via Blended Learning, Classroom, or Online, see our individual course listings for details.

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

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

“ 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

Thank you, and moving forward with blended learning…

We would like to thank all our customers for their continued patience and understanding during what has been a very difficult period for us all. We very quickly heeded Her Majesties Government’s advice and suspended all our training leaving some students halfway...

Fraud on the Dark Web

This is the first Bulletin in an occasional series identifying and highlighting the fraud typology taking place on the Dark Web  Key points and developments:  There were roughly 14,000 adverts for fraud related items available in June 2020.  The three...

Thank you…

We would like to thank all our customers for all their help and understanding during this difficult period. As a responsible business we have listened to and taken the advice coming from Her Majesties Government and have postponed all our current classroom training...

Royal Panda, Malta

Happy students from Royal Panda, Malta following  successful completion of their PDA Counter Fraud Investigation Course – well done all

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

Located in Dartmouth, Devon in the UK, PDA provide training both nationally and internationally.

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

Peter Darby | 07714 216126

Malcolm Hollett | 07522 394883