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The Fraud Awareness and Prevention Training course is broken down into 5 sections.
1) What is Fraud?
We give you an introduction to the basics of fraud and cover The Fraud Act in section one of our Fraud Awareness and 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.
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.
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.
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. A well-written fraud policy should act as a deterrent and for this, it requires the consequences to outweigh the risks - the risk of being caught must be high and the consequences
Test & 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 all relevant approvals.
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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.