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Welcome to the PDA news page where you will find regular team updates, training, interviews, fact sheets, and articles from the counter fraud community.

Tenancy Fraud Forum

PDA has supported the Tenancy Fraud Forum (TFF) through being a regular exhibitor at their conferences since 2017 and also...
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Interview with Raj Vine

Tell us little bit about your current role and relevant qualifications. I’m a Counter Fraud Specialist for Riverside Housing Association....
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The Approach to Countering Fraud – Lets Start by Changing the Language

I think the whole approach we take to countering fraud and the culture around it needs to change. There is...
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Interview with Alan Bryce

Tell us a little bit about yourself, the roles you have held in countering fraud and your current position? I...
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Tenancy Fraud Forum

Tenancy Fraud Forum

PDA has supported the Tenancy Fraud Forum (TFF) through being a regular exhibitor at their conferences since 2017 and also its predecessor the Local Authority Investigation Officers Group (LAIOG).  It is one of the few conferences we attend every year which gives us a...

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Interview with Raj Vine

Interview with Raj Vine

Tell us little bit about your current role and relevant qualifications. I’m a Counter Fraud Specialist for Riverside Housing Association. I passed my accreditation as a Counter Fraud Specialist with Peter Darby Associates in 2017. Riverside have over 56,000 properties...

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Interview with Alan Bryce

Interview with Alan Bryce

Tell us a little bit about yourself, the roles you have held in countering fraud and your current position? I am currently a non-executive director of the Tenancy Fraud Forum; a not-for-profit organisation bringing together social housing providers to identify and...

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KYC Training: which course is right for you?

KYC Training: which course is right for you?

Know Your Customer (KYC) is the mandatory process of identifying and verifying your customer when they create an account. This usually involves verifying identity documents, checking against watchlists, and sometimes undertaking further due diligence through...

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Course News

New ACFS course dates!

New ACFS course dates!

The ACFS is the recognised industry standard award for counter fraud professionals working in the UK and has been since its inception in 1998. PDA have fifty years’ experience working in the counter fraud investigation community, including the design, development, and...

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Latest ACFTech course

Latest ACFTech course

The ACFTech award has been designed and developed specifically for students new to the counter fraud profession who are working in a support role and are seeking to develop their skills through the completion of a professional training award. Organisations whose...

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Interviews

Interview with Raj Vine

Interview with Raj Vine

Tell us little bit about your current role and relevant qualifications. I’m a Counter Fraud Specialist for Riverside Housing Association. I passed my accreditation as a Counter Fraud Specialist with Peter Darby Associates in 2017. Riverside have over 56,000 properties...

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Interview with Alan Bryce

Interview with Alan Bryce

Tell us a little bit about yourself, the roles you have held in countering fraud and your current position? I am currently a non-executive director of the Tenancy Fraud Forum; a not-for-profit organisation bringing together social housing providers to identify and...

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Interview with Laura Weaver

Interview with Laura Weaver

Read our recent interview with Laura Weaver, who currently works as an NHS Counter Fraud Investigator, and learn about what her job entails, why she chose to work in counter fraud and what rewards and challenges she faces within the industry. Tell us about yourself...

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Fact Sheets

Fundamentals to Countering Fraud; Ransomware

Fundamentals to Countering Fraud; Ransomware

What is Ransomware?  Ransomware is a malicious computer program that encrypts files, preventing access to them. Victims have to pay the ransomware author or group to unlock their files.  Ransomware usually spreads via malicious email attachments or...

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Fundamentals to Countering Fraud; Phishing

Fundamentals to Countering Fraud; Phishing

What is Phishing?  Phishing is a broad term for any fraudulent messages that aim to trick its receivers into revealing sensitive info. The attacker usually ‘spoofs’ (alters) their address/number to disguise themselves as someone known to the victim, or someone in a...

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Fundamentals to Countering Fraud; ADVOKATE

Fundamentals to Countering Fraud; ADVOKATE

What is ADVOKATE? • Amount of time • Distance • Visibility • Obstruction• Known to the witness• Any reason for remembering• Time • Errors In detail  A – Amount or length of time the witness had the suspect under observation D – Distance between the...

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Fraud on the Dark Web

Fraud on the Dark Web

Fraud on the Dark Web

PDA have already released numerous reports on the fraud materials market on the Dark Web. This post aims to provide an insight into what the Dark Web is, and why it is important to fraud investigators. What is the Dark Web? A ‘Dark Web’ is a collection of sites which...

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Fraud on the Dark Web – February 2021

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...

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Fraud on the Dark Web – October 2020

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...

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