Introduction to fraud and fraud prevention


What is the definition of fraud? What are the types of fraud and what is the legislation? This course answers all those questions and many more.

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It’s estimated that fraud costs UK businesses over £190 billion each year, with over 70 per cent of fraud occurring in the private sector and over 20 per cent in the public sector. Ensuring your organisation understands the different types of fraud and how to prevent it is vital, and will help you protect your business and employees from the serious consequences fraud can result in.

The course
Highfield’s Introduction to Fraud and Fraud Prevention Short Course is designed to help your organisation understand the nature of fraud, how you may be vulnerable and its effects. It will give you the knowledge needed to reduce risk within your organisation and implement anti-fraud policies.
The course forms part of a suite of short e-learning courses that focus on different types of economic crime and is ideal for employees in busy workplaces who need to understand the issues around fraud.

Areas covered
• The definition of fraud
• Different types of fraud
• Legislation relevant to fraud
• The consequences of fraud for individuals, businesses and organisations
• The factors that explain how and why fraud occurs
• Circumstances that increase the likelihood of fraud occurring
• Fraud risk management
• Creating a zero-tolerance culture
• Anti-fraud policies
• Preventing and detecting fraud
• Fraud investigation

Who is it aimed at?
Any employee who may be in a position where fraud is a potential risk, as well as their managers. It can also be used as a stand-alone module by anyone interested in finding out more about economic crime and the legislative requirements placed on individuals and businesses to combat it.

What is a Short Course?
Highfield’s Short Courses are short e-learning courses designed to give your employees knowledge and understanding of key areas that are increasingly necessary in the workplace, such as cybersecurity, equality and diversity, data and privacy laws, and health and safety legislation.

How Short Courses work
Learners simply log on to the Highfield Learner Management System (LMS) and work their way through the course, along with scenarios on how food fraud and prevention may impact their workplace. Learners are assessed at the end via multiple-choice questions.

What makes Highfield e-learning different?
We make the most complex of subjects easier to digest through media and content-rich exercises that motivate and engage learners. All of our e-learning uses interactive exercises and gaming combined with media-rich content, interactive scenarios, and relevant photography and illustrations. Content is provided by industry-leading experts. What that means for your learners is stimulating and engaging content they’ll respond to and, most importantly, remember.