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

Fraud on the Dark Web – February 2021

The PDA Fraud on the Dark Web – February 2021 bulletin has been released. This quarterly bulletin looks at how changes in the dark web landscape affects the sale of fraud items and services. This quarter we’ve seen a major market ‘exit scamming’, a flood of...

Free Databases for Verifying ID Documents

A question which we are often asked by students on our counter-fraud courses is where can they find example identity documents to help with account verification/KYC (Know Your Customer). There are a number of websites that have example identity documents to help you...

How understanding names can help your fraud investigations

As fraud investigators, we can sometimes be put in the unfortunate position of starting an investigation with only the name (and maybe a date of birth if we’re lucky!) of a subject of interest. Starting an investigation with limited information can be difficult, and...

Fraud on the Dark Web – October 2020

This is the second Bulletin in an occasional series identifying and highlighting the fraud typology taking place on the Dark Web  Key points and developments:  There were roughly 11,500 adverts for fraud related items available in October 2020. This is...

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, between the hours of 8am to 8pm:

Peter Darby | 07714 216126

Malcolm Hollett | 07522 394883