ACFS Course availability… Book Now!

ACFS Course availability… Book Now!

ACFS courses Sheffield (commencing 26th November 2018) and Cheltenham (commencing 11th February 2019) – there are still two spaces available on each of these courses. For further information and booking please contact admin@pdacounterfraud.co.uk
Government Counter Fraud Profession launch

Government Counter Fraud Profession launch

Peter will be attending the launch of the ‘Government Counter Fraud Profession’ in London on 9th October, this event is the culmination of three years’ work by the GCFP Team at the Cabinet Office. The launch is being held over two venues, the second event being in...
Oxford City Council Fraud Conference

Oxford City Council Fraud Conference

Peter and Malcolm attended the third Oxford City Council Fraud Conference on Thursday 20th September and would like to thank the Oxford team for making our day enjoyable and productive, with special mention to Mick Hopkins, Nathalia and Aleksi. Thank you to all our...
ACFS course and ACFTech course availability

ACFS course and ACFTech course availability

We still have a space on our ACFS course commencing on  16th October in London as advertised below. Please get in touch with us if you would like to book the space. We also have a space left on our ACFTech course commencing on 12th November in Gloucester, again,...
The Government Counter Fraud Profession

The Government Counter Fraud Profession

As many of you will know, especially those of you who have attended our training courses, staff at the Cabinet Office Counter Fraud & Error Reduction Unit have been working with counter fraud professionals to create the Government Counter Fraud Profession. The...
Digital Document Forensics

Digital Document Forensics

Our Digital Document Forensic course is now available as online training. The course includes tutor support from Ben Whiteley, see ‘The Team’; course assessment and assignment. To enrol on the course, please send an email to benjamin@pdacounterfraud.co.uk For further...
Identity Document Fraud Training – CIFAS

Identity Document Fraud Training – CIFAS

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and all of the relevant, interesting stories/examples that Ian used throughout the day. His humour made the course more engaging and light hearted yet the importance of the course was still delivered. Also, I appreciate being able to...
Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) Course

Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) Course

We are pleased to announce our next ACFTech course commencing on 25th June 2018 For further details please click here. The cost per student is £745 plus VAT and we believe this represents the best value ACFTech course on the current market. The price includes the cost...
News Page

News Page

Those of you who are regular visitors to our site will have noticed that our ‘News Page’ has undergone some changes. We hope you like the new layout and find it easier to find details of courses, news items and the latest frauds.
Accredited Security Management Specialist (ASMS) Course

Accredited Security Management Specialist (ASMS) Course

There are still places available on our ASMS course commencing on 19th March 2018 For further details please click here. The cost per student is £1,950 plus VAT and we believe this represents the best value course on the current market. The price includes the cost of...
Accredited Security Management Specialist (ASMS) Course

Accredited Security Management Specialist (ASMS) Course

Our Security Management Specialist, Malcolm Taylor, (for details of Malcolm’s background, including his experience of working within the NHS, please go to ‘The Team’) has reviewed and amended the training material, and our next ASMS course commences on 19th March For...
Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) Courses

Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) Courses

Due to high demand, in addition to our ACFS course commencing on 23rd April … we also have an extra ACFS course commencing in April For details please click here. Please note that if you are a manager who is seeking the ACFS qualification for a minimum of six...
Counter fraud training in the United Arab Emirates

Counter fraud training in the United Arab Emirates

image: Peter and some of the students from the course   Earlier this year PDA were approached to provide training in the UAE, and in November Peter travelled to Dubai.   The training was extremely well received, as can be seen by some of the comments on our...
Tenancy Fraud Forum Conference 2017

Tenancy Fraud Forum Conference 2017

image: The conference keynote speaker, Richard Harrington MP – creator of the Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 – addressing the conference   A big thank you to all our existing and new customers who visited our stand at the Conference in London on Thursday...

The Supreme Court Ruling and Ghosh

As many of you will know on 25th October 2017, the Supreme Court gave their judgment in the case of Ivey v Genting Casinos (UK) Limited. As a result of this judgment, “The second leg of the test propounded in Ghosh does not correctly represent the law and directions...

Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) Courses

During the last quarter we have received a number of requests to run ACFS and ACFTech courses as ‘closed’ courses for specific customers. This has resulted in less ‘open’ courses being advertised. We are pleased to announce that our next ACFS ‘open’ course commences...

Counter Fraud Training – November 2017

Excellent training and immense knowledge gained. Once in a lifetime opportunity and I am glad I attended. A Suri – UAE I would like to thank Peter for this great learning opportunity and experience sharing. The overall material and lecture were very interesting and...

Tenancy Fraud Forum Conference 2017

We are pleased to announce that we shall be attending the above conference in London on Thursday 26th October 2017.  We hope to see our existing customers, please come along and say hello.New customers, please come along and find out about our training.

Fraud, Bribery and Corruption – the fifth case in our regular update

Here is the fifth instalment in our fraud of the month series “You couldn’t make it up”“A London businessman has been found guilty of conspiring to defraud customers by adding horsemeat to batches of beef and re-labelling them as pure beef” For more details go to:...

Cifas Annual Conference 2017

Peter and Ian attended the conference on 13th June and would like to thank everyone at Cifas for making the day an enjoyable and productive experience.  Paul Lewis, the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Money Box programme, visited the PDA stand and was keen to know more...

Fraud, Bribery and Corruption – the third case in our regular update

Here is the third installment in our fraud of the month series “You couldn’t make it up” “A solicitor who stole £4m from client accounts, including from the estates of dead people and the Church of England, has been jailed for seven years” For more details go to:...

ARCHITECTS REGISTRATION BOARD Identity Document Training

“Ian was an excellent teacher, he is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject and is a lively and engaging teacher – thank you” “I really enjoyed the course Ian – you are a great teacher and I have found it very helpful – thank you” “This course was really great...

Counter Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference 2017

We shall, once again, be attending the above conference which this year is being held on Wednesday 7th June in Portsmouth. We welcome all existing and new customers to visit us on our stand. For further information please click here

Our Next ACFTech Course Commences in May 2017

If you are looking for a career in fraud or have recently transferred to counter fraud investigation support duties, then our Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) course will provide you with a recognised counter fraud qualification and the knowledge and...

Our latest ACFS Courses for 2017

If you are working in a counter fraud investigation environment and looking for a professional qualification or thinking of changing career then please come along and join like-minded professionals who are undertaking the PDA ACFS training. The ACFS qualification is...

Our Next ACFTech Course Commences in January 2017

If you are looking for a career in fraud or have recently transferred to counter fraud investigation support duties, then our Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) course will provide you with a recognised counter fraud qualification and the knowledge and...

Our latest ‘Open’ ACFS Course in 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand our ACFS course commencing on 23rd January 2017 is now full so we are running a second ACFS course commencing in January.  If you are working in a counter fraud investigation environment and looking for a professional qualification or...

The National Anti-Fraud Network (NAFN) Summit 2016

PDA exhibited at the summit held in York on 30th November 2016.  We would like to thank all of you who took the time to visit our stand making our day both enjoyable and successful. We would also like to say a big thank you to all the team from NAFN whose help and...

CIFAS Identity Document Training

“Very well presented by both trainers” “An excellent overview of identity document fraud, with practical advice which can be used in my role.  Highly recommended!” “Good informative training” “I really enjoyed the course.  Trainers were very knowledgeable and I feel...

Our first ‘Open’ ACFS Course in 2017

Are you working in a counter fraud investigation environment and looking for a professional qualification? Are you thinking of changing career and want to become a professional counter fraud investigator? If the answer to either is yes then come and join like-minded...

Statement & Interviewing Skills Course

“Tailored the course very well. A good training package – well delivered.A great course. Having been an investigator for many years it was an excellent opportunity to refresh and be provided with updates. Invaluable.”Deloitte Student

Statement & Interviewing Skills Course

“The statement writing was relevant and useful to me as I am taking my first formal statement next week.Going over the PEACE model has re-enforced my understanding of the steps involved in planning / undertaking / IUCI found the breakdown of ‘Cognitive Interviewing’...

Our Next ACFTech Course Commences in October 2016

If you are looking for a career in fraud or have recently transferred to counter fraud investigation support duties, then our Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) course will provide you with a recognised counter fraud qualification and the knowledge and...

PDA ACFS training – A Counter Fraud Managers Viewpoint

“Both of my officers enjoyed their courses that culminated in them both achieving Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist status. I can see that their confidence has grown and this is being reflected in their day-to-day work, which in turn adds value to our partnership...

Our Next ‘Open’ ACFS Course Commences in October 2016

Are you working in a counter fraud investigation environment and looking for a professional qualification? Are you thinking of changing career and want to become a professional counter fraud investigator?  If the answer to either is yes then come and join like-minded...

CIFAS Identity Document Training

“Mainly learnt how to ID a passport / driving licence or document. Thank you to the trainers for their strong knowledge and experience they have shared with us today.”F Trussell, Apex Bridging

CIFAS Identity Document Training

“Very informative, gained extra knowledge, friendly course ‘teachers’I will be using my knowledge to help my organisation in preventing fraud.”H Olding, Private & Commercial Finance Co Ltd

Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) Course, K.Edwards

“Overall the course has been incredibly good. I now feel confident in carrying out all facets of an investigation. The barrister, Mike, was very good and helped to show just how relentless defence lawyers can be! He gave helpful feedback that will hopefully help me...

HM Government Counter Fraud Standards

Following the publication of the Government Counter Fraud Investigation Standards, PDA have reviewed their training products and are pleased to inform their customers that PDA’s ACFS and ACFTech syllabuses meet the requirements and outcomes of the Standards at...

Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) Training, J.Rahman

“The practical exercise was useful and helpful in giving an understanding of how an Interview Under Caution should be conducted. The trainers knowledge was good, any questions raised were answered and the feedback on the practical exercise was invaluable”J Rahman, 6th...

Our Next ACFTech Course Commences in June 2016

If you are looking for a career in fraud or have recently transferred to counter fraud investigation support duties, then our Accredited Counter Fraud Technician (ACFTech) course will provide you with a recognised counter fraud qualification and the knowledge and...

Cyber Crime Training

We are pleased to welcome Benjamin Whiteley to our team of Associates. Benjamin specialises in Cyber Crime training. To find out more about Benjamin’s background please go to ‘About Us – The Team’.  We will publish details of our Cyber Crime training shortly so watch...

Our Next ACFS Course Commences in July 2016

Are you working in a counter fraud investigation environment and looking for a professional qualification? Are you thinking of changing career and want to become a counter fraud investigator? If the answer to either is yes then come and join like-minded professionals...

Training Costs Held at 2014 Prices

Following a review of prices in March 2016, we are pleased to announce that the costs of our Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) and Accredited Counter Fraud Technician  (ACFTech) courses will remain at their 2014 prices of £1,800 per student and £645 per...

Our Next ACFS Course

Are you working in a fraud investigation environment and need a qualification? Are you thinking of changing career and want to become a counter fraud investigator? If the answer is yes then come and join like-minded professionals who are undertaking the ACFS...

Document Examination Training in Malta

Betfair, the UK’s largest online gambling company, asked PDA to develop a document examination and investigative interviewing course. Peter and Ian are seen with a group of Betfair students who successfully passed the four day course

Statements and Cross Examination Training

Many cases end at court without the need to attend as a witness. Often counter fraud investigators have received training in this area but have not had to put it into practice. This course is aimed at counter fraud investigators who want to refresh their knowledge and...

Where there’s an asset there’s a fraud!!

Watch out for ticket fraud – 533 reports already taken by Action Fraud this monthOf the 533 reports, 228 mentioned a company called Circle Tickets which has recently ceased trading online. Circle Tickets was advertising tickets for Taylor Swift, Fleetwood Mac and Ed...

Fraud crime doesn’t pay!

City banker jailed after defrauding friends and colleagues in fake race horse trading scamStewart Jones, 35, boasted he made huge profits by selling on race horses he bought direct from breeders … read the full story here

PDA Trains in Kuala Lumpur!

Students from the Carigali Hess Operating Company in Kuala Lumpur celebrate after having successfully completed PDA’s ‘Procurement Fraud – A Comprehensive Strategy’ training course.

ACFTech Course, M.Richards

“A fab course delivered to a very high standard – everything was explained in an understanding manner – I’m not left feeling I do not understand anything. Handout was very good – thank you Peter” M Richards

ACFTech Course, R.Faytaren

“Brilliant course! For 5 days I was engaged on various subject matters. The course content was informative and explained clearly. The quiz daily was a nice touch to recall the learning from the previous day. Final day was very good – learnt more about interviewing” R...

ACFS Training, H.Grenville

“I have really enjoyed Modules 1 and 2 of the ACFS course. Pete is an engaging and supportive instructor who has imparted a great deal of knowledge in an effective manner” H Grenville

ACFS Training, I.Rodway

“A refreshing change to the usual ’powerpoint’ based training. Trainer’s knowledge and wealth of experience made all the difference. Very satisfied that it has been so interactive and comments have been welcomed at all times. Overall the course has been a pleasure to...

ACFS Training, D.Mulhall

“I attended an ACFS course instructed by Peter. Although I had been working in fraud prevention since 2007 I took a great deal of information away with me from Peter’s lessons. His overall knowledge of fraud prevention, financial crime and investigation techniques was...