- Statement Analysis
Verbal and Written Statements provide many grammatical and linguistic clues that, if properly evaluated, will create stronger and more poignant strategic questions leading to a better investigation. If you have a statement that you would like analyzed for your investigation or would like to formulate strategic questions for an interview contact Frauducate via the Contact Us page.
- Investigation Training & Support
Do you need support for your on-going investigation? Would you like to increase your skill set as an investigator, Loss Prevention professional, or just need a fresh set of eyes to review your case file? Do you have a fraud prevention, detection, or investigation related question that you need consulting on? Contact Frauducate via the Contact Us page and we will be happy to discuss solutions.
- Counter-Fraud Training and Education
Are you an investigator, Loss Prevention professional, auditor or working to become a better one? Ready to take your learning and skills to the next level? Frauducate provides Anti-Fraud Training and Education in cooperation with the McAfee Institute. To take our courses visit us online here.
Our courses are online and accessible 24/7/365 with lifetime access. Our Anti-Fraud Training & Education courses include:
- Tactical Empathy: Interview Rapport Building – Course description: Interview and interrogation are fundamental parts of conducting investigations. While popular media dramatizes the interview process, interviewing is a subtle skill that starts with rapport building. Building rapport is the starting point for a productive interview, not just another step along the way to get to the heart of the interview. Failure to build rapport early can and will lead to a derailed and non-productive interview while missing key information to resolving the case. By applying empathy in an intentional, pragmatic, and tactical way interviewers can increase the likelihood of developing pertinent information and resolving cases in an effective manner. Examples are discussed and presented. Several techniques are presented along with exercises for the learner to complete in order to re-enforce course learning.
- Interviewing: Applied Statement Analysis – Course Description: Interviewing is a required skill set for every Investigator, Loss Prevention professional, Detective, or Auditor that conducts investigations. There are several excellent interviewing techniques available including Cognitive Interviewing; Kinesic Interviewing; and Behavioral Interviewing. Additionally, Statement Analysis techniques can be applied live during an interview when interviewing as a team through the Observer-Interviewer applying Statement Analysis to statements made by the suspect during the course of an interview. This will increase and enhance the contribution of interview teams to the investigation and create opportunities to ask better and more strategic questions of suspects to arrive at the truth.
In this course we will discuss interviewing, resources to develop and grow interview skills, and Statement Analysis techniques. Examples of Statement Analysis techniques are provided, discussed, and demonstrated. Arrangement of the interview room, how to conduct interviews as a team, and where to find further training and resources in both Interviewing and Statement Analysis are provided.
- Interviewing: Defeating Religiously Based Denials – Course Description: Religious belief is part and parcel to the American experience, even though religious affinity is diverse and widespread. Regional, educational, socio-economic, and cultural variations exist but the likelihood of investigators and interviewers conducting an interview with someone with a religious worldview is high. This in turn can cause the suspect to use religious based explanatory denials to counter an admission. By understanding the interviewing process, the two types of denials, and how to handle a religious explanatory denial interviewers and investigators will be able to accept the religious claim on face value and dig deep into the narratives of the religion offered to counter the denial and turn it around to move towards an admission or towards usable information. This course covers the geographies of belief in the United States, an overview of the interview process, examples of potential explanatory denials based on religious ground, and how to use narratives embedded in religious traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to counter the explanatory denial made on religious grounds.
- HELP Wanted: The Ethical Investigator – Course description: Working as an investigator is an exciting and fulfilling career. Providing even a modicum of justice while righting wrongs is incredibly satisfying yet dangers lurk while conducting investigations. Ethical lapses in judgment, unfamiliarity with professional standards, lack of knowledge of administrative regulations, rules, and laws can and will derail an investigation and impeach the credibility of the investigator. In some cases, ethical lapses in judgment will destroy investigative careers even if the investigator had the best of intentions at the time. An investigator must be ethical and this course will provide a discussion and learning pathway, that if followed, can aid the investigator in maintaining a high level of ethics, professionalism, and integrity in their conduct as an investigator. Anyone that conducts investigations – whether Loss Prevention/Asset Protection, auditors, special agents, detectives, or administrators — must be aware of ethical boundaries and dilemmas at all times and be prepared to act ethically.
- Design Out Fraud: Loss Prevention Through Environmental Design – Course Description: While violent crime is decreasing, economic crime is on the rise. Estimates place losses from organized retail crime and asset misappropriation schemes at $30 billion USD annually. Fraud can be defined as theft + concealment of the theft and can further be categorized under three distinct areas of fraud in Corruption, Financial Statement Fraud, and Asset Misappropriation schemes.
This course focuses attention on how to prevent Asset Misappropriation schemes through the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles. Historically these principles have been applied to prevent a variety of crime experiences and are flexible enough to be applied to fraud prevention purposes. The application of CPTED to asset misappropriation and theft, especially in a retail environment, is pertinent in today’s global marketplace.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design principles are well developed in criminological theory and tested in practice over the last 40 years. They have been proven effective at reducing, deterring, and defeating crime. This course will discuss the application of holistic CPTED principles of Territoriality, Surveillance, Access Control, Legitimate Activity Support, and Image Management & Maintenance, how the principles work together, the mechanisms by which Classic CPTED principles can be applied, and how CPTED can be used towards asset misappropriation schemes such as Cash Larceny.
A Cash Larceny scheme from a cash register is used as an example scenario as to how CPTED principles can be used to design out fraud.
- Protect This House: Asset Misappropriation Schemes – Course description: Unfortunately, employees steal. They steal physical items, intellectual property, personal identity documents, and much more commonly, they misappropriate assets from the organization. This can range from the negligible like company pens or paperclips to the outrageous such as falsifying shipping reports and stealing products. All organizations from small to large, public sector to private sector, face this challenge. This course will focus specifically, intentionally, and solely on Asset Misappropriation schemes and how to detect, deter, and defeat them.
- Protect This House: Preventing Employee Fraud – Course description: Organizations lose at least 5% of their revenue to fraud, theft, and asset misappropriation. This equates to billions of dollars lost in the United States alone. Yet, small to medium sized organizations, which make up the large majority of businesses in America, do not have the skills, knowledge, or resources in place to combat losses – losses that could ultimately close the doors. Learn how to combat one form of organizational fraud and loss by putting strategies in place to prevent employee fraud and theft. Learn how to protect your organizational “house” by preventing employee fraud and theft.