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Fraud Investigation: Making a Difference

Explore the UK’s most common types of fraud and examine fraud factors and theories to better protect yourself and others.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

Explore the skills required to make a difference and prevent fraud

Fraud is a great challenge facing communities today. The methods used by criminals to steal from individuals and organisations are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated. This makes it even harder for fraud to be prevented.

On this course, you will study with the City of London Police the skills needed to conduct an effective and proactive fraud investigation. You will look at the key enablers of fraud and learn how to apply the Fraud Investigation Model. Upon successful completion of this course, you should feel more confident in your ability to fight against fraud.

What topics will you cover?

  • Fraud types and factors: this topic will focus on the meaning and nature of fraud, fraud factors and the most common fraud types by volume reported in the UK.
  • The Fraud Investigation Model: this topic should explore how to use the Fraud Investigation Model to counter fraud.
  • Conducting effective fraud investigations: this topic should help you to understand the factors to be considered in an evaluation of the fraud prior to the investigation. You’ll also study case management considerations specific to fraud investigations.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This foundation course is aimed at those interested in taking practical steps to protect themselves and others against fraud. Fraud and how to counter it in a UK context is the main focus of the course but many of the subjects covered are relevant to learners in other countries.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

City of London Police

The Economic Crime Academy is part of the Economic Crime Directorate of the City of London Police. We offer a comprehensive range of courses to provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills to combat ever-growing fraud and economic threats.

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