Fraud Prevention Training Course

The consequences of fraud can be grave for companies, employees and their customers. It is a crime and also a predicate offence to money laundering.

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

For those in leadership, we have a companion course entitled Fraud Prevention for Managers.

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Fraud Prevention Training Course

About this Course

Available as part of our Compliance Essentials Course Library.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare your employees to:

  • Define fraud and recognise its consequences
  • Identify the types of fraud to which companies are exposed
  • Apply company policies to prevent internal/external fraud
  • Recognise fraud indicators and red flags
  • Understand when and how to report actual or suspected fraud

New in 2021

Full design review conducted by a fraud prevention expert.

  • Text & image updates throughout the course
  • New pages, activities & scenarios
  • Additional sources of criminal charges added
  • New illustrative fraud story
  • Updated scenarios & learning activities
  • Updated post-course assessment questions

Course outline


Understanding Fraud

What is Fraud?

- How serious is the threat?
- Who could commit fraud?
- What do you think?

Company 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 Fraud Triangle elements

Reporting & Whistleblowing

- What do you think: Reporting fraud




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Course Specifications



Approximately 60-minute long e-learning course followed by a 10-question assessment.



Suitable for all staff - examples and interactivities designed for staff at all levels. No previous knowledge or experience required.



SHARD-compliant, responsive display on all devices, accessibility on screen readers, visual design controlled via a client style sheet.



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.



All Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, Android (Flash-free for mobile compatibility). AICC and SCORM 1.2-compliant, suitable for both hosted and deployed SCORM or AICC.



Fully customisable on Skillcast Portal CMS.



Pre-translated versions not available, but all text content can be exported for translation into all languages.



Based on UK legislation, but suitable for global audiences upon the removal of UK-specific references and translation as necessary.