Covered in this course

The Fraud Awareness and Prevention Training course is broken down into 5 sections.

1) What is Fraud?

Fraud is a criminal offence. It’s ‘wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain’. It’s a type of theft which usually involves lies or confidence tricks to encourage someone to freely part with their money or goods through scams; or involves a breach of trust, such as misusing company assets. 

In this section, we give you an introduction to the basics of fraud, cover The Fraud Act and provide example scenarios.

The Fraud Triangle explained as part of Fraud Prevention Training

2) Detecting Fraud

Most fraud is discovered by tip-off or by accident. And it’s the employees who are the eyes and ears of an organisation. So, this is where YOU come in, as a valued employee of your organisation - you know what’s normal, how things are done and what looks right, and so you are the most likely person to spot what doesn’t look right! And, you know when people are acting oddly or out-of-character. It’s not about spying! Simply about being aware.

Why do people commit fraud? We look at behaviours behind fraud.

3) Preventing Fraud

Everyone should know what they are responsible for and know what this means. This creates accountability and can go a long way in preventing fraudulent activity. 

It’s good practice for organisations to have controls in place which make it very difficult for fraud to take place or to go undetected. In this section we look at 5 common principles of internal control.

An image showing ways you can prevent fraud as part of our Fraud Awareness and Prevention Training.

4) External Fraud

You must make sure you use any software protection provided for you, such as a firewall, virus-checking software, anti-malware and anti-spyware software; and it must be up-to-date. It’s the basis of keeping your data safe - it’s one of your organisation’s main defences against criminals aiming to gain sensitive or personal data, which they can then use in fraudulent activities.

A depiction of external fraud.

5) Reporting Fraud

It’s good practice for organisations to have a written Fraud Policy stating a zero-tolerance to fraud, explaining what constitutes fraud and the consequences if an employee commits a fraudulent act. It may explain your organisation’s procedure for dealing with a case of fraud, which could involve an internal investigation, getting advice from fraud advisors, or reporting it as a crime.

We teach you how to report fraud in section 5 of our course.

Fraud Awareness and Prevention Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Fraud Awareness and Prevention Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does this certificate include?

Your Fraud Awareness and Prevention Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, completion date, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Fraud Prevention Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 4 real user reviews.

4.25 out of 5
kept crashing too time consuiming

I had so much trouble opening accessing and completing this. There were far too many slides for little information. it took up so much time and took over with work putting more pressure on me to finish programs gym checks etc.

Comprehensive, useful

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5 stars

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Easy to follow and interesting.

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Legislation Relating to Fraud Prevention

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Fraud Act 2006 places accountability on those who commit fraudulent acts. If found guilty, a person could be liable to pay a fine or serve a prison sentence.

As an improvement on the Theft Act 1968, it aims to keep up with changing technologies and enables those who are guilty of committing these crimes to be prosecuted.

In conjunction with the Fraud Act, this course incorporates how your organisation can raise awareness of fraudulent activity with how to prevent it from occurring.

The Act provides for a general offence of fraud with three ways of committing it, which are by false representation, by failing to disclose information and by abuse of position. It creates new offences of obtaining services dishonestly and of possessing, making and supplying articles for use in frauds. It also contains a new offence of fraudulent trading applicable to non-corporate traders.

Fraud Act 2006 (Chapter 35)
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