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Compliance Essentials Library

Fraud Prevention Course

Fraud is criminal or deceptive behaviour which refers to any attempt, whether successful or not, to secure an unfair or unlawful gain through deliberate or dishonest misrepresentation of material facts, or deliberate omission of such facts. It can be committed against an individual, company or its customers.

It is also a predicate offence to money laundering, so any funds generated by fraud are proceeds of crime and handling them exposes you to the risk of money laundering.

The consequences of fraud are very serious for both companies and individuals alike.

Our Fraud Prevention Course will help your employees to understand what fraud is, the different types of fraud, the triggers, red flags and what they can do to prevent it.

We also have a similar course aimed at managers entitled Fraud Prevention for Managers.

Audience: All staff  |  Duration: 35 minutes  |  Format: E-learning module

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Define fraud and recognise its consequences
  • Identify the types of fraud to which your Company may be exposed
  • Correctly apply our policies and rules to prevent internal and external fraud
  • Recognise fraud indicators and red flags
  • Know how and when to report actual or suspected fraud

Course Contents

  • Welcome
  • Understanding fraud
  • What is fraud?
    - How serious is the threat?
    - Who could commit fraud?
    - What do you think?
  • Our Anti-Fraud Policy
    - Our zero-tolerance approach
    - You make the call: Report or not?
  • Identity fraud
    - How criminals steal identity
    - How identity fraud works
    - Best practice for preventing identity fraud
    - You make the call: Is it suspicious or not?
    - Scenario: The debit card
  • Online fraud
    - Online fraud examples
    - Best practice for fighting cybercrime
    - Scenario: Cybercrime risks
    - Scenario: The suspected hack
    - Types of payment fraud
  • Corporate fraud
    - False accounting fraud
    - Best practice for preventing corporate fraud
    - You make the call: Red flags for corporate fraud
    - Scenario: Rick's request
  • Employee fraud
    - Employee fraud examples
    - Best practice preventing employee fraud
    - Scenario: Mr Jardine calls
    - Scenario: Preventing employee-supplier collusion
    - Scenario: Sickness absence
  • Customer fraud
    - Customer fraud examples
    - Best practice for preventing customer fraud
    - Scenario: Phil's customer
    - Scenario: The online store
  • Supplier fraud
    - Supplier fraud examples
    - Best practice for preventing supplier fraud
    - Scenario: Jade spots a discrepancy
  • The Fraud Act
    - Other offences
    - Penalties and prosecutions
  • Preventing fraud
    - The Fraud Triangle
    - You make the call: Identifying elements of the Fraud Triangle
  • Reporting and whistleblowing
    - What do you think: Reporting fraud
  • Summary
  • Affirmation
  • Assessment

New in 2020

  • 11 recent news stories added
  • Text updates and image replacements
  • Updates to the scenarios:
    - You make the call: Report or not
    - Scenario: The debit card
    - Scenario: Cybercrime risks
    - You make the call: Corporate fraud red flags
    - Scenario: Rick's request
    - Scenario: Mr Jardine calls
    - Scenario: Sickness absence
    - Scenario: Phil's customer
    - Scenario: Jade spots a discrepancy
    - You make the call: Identifying elements of the Fraud Triangle
    - What do you think: Reporting fraud
  • Updated severity and risk of fraud data and statistics
  • Updated best practices to prevent fraud
  • 36 new/updated questions:
    - What Is Fraud?
    - Fraud compliance
    - Behavioural signs of fraud
    - Scenario: Identity/Customer fraud
    - Scenario: Cybercrime
    - Scenario: Internal fraud
    - Supplier Fraud
    - Internal Fraud
    - Reporting
    - Fraud offences

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This course is part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library.

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Essentials contains 30 in-depth courses and dozens of express micro-learning modules from AML, Bribery, GDPR and Equality to Health and Safety. It provides a complete and comprehensive off-the-shelf compliance solution for UK businesses that can be customised completely to fit your organisation.

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Duration Approximately 30 minutes
Audience Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels
Prerequisites No previous knowledge or experience required
Design SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via client style sheet
Assessment Ten-question assessment
Test-out Ability to offer optional test-out, whereby users can choose to skip the course content and complete the learning assignment simply by passing the assessment Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Deployment AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC
Compatibility All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility)
Tailoring Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS
Translation Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages
Localisation Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary

Off-the-shelf Courses

Our off-the-shelf subscription options allow you to train your staff using this course and other essential compliance courses cost-effectively.

We can also customise courses to your business needs or create fully bespoke courses to your specification.

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