Continuous Professional Development Opportunities

The Government Fraud Profession Scheme, opportunities for continuous professional development for public sector fraud professionals: Chris Freeman, Head of Engagement and Membership Counter Fraud Centre of Expertise. UK Government Cabinet Office

The Institute of Cyber and Digital Investigation Professionals scheme, continuous professional development opportunities for fraud investigators: Fiona Paterson, Digital Intelligence and Investigations Project Lead, Crime and Criminal Justice Faculty, College of Policing

Tackling Economic Crime Awards, latest opportunities to gain national recognition for excellent in fraud investigation: Professor Martin Gill


The National and International Landscape

The national threat landscape around the investigation of fraud:

Det Chief Supt Alex Rothwell, Head of Fraud, City of London Police Operations

The importance of a multi-agency approach to fraud investigation and the role of the Fraud Advisory Panel in enhancing and facilitating that work: David Clarke, Chair, Fraud Advisory Panel

Prosecution challenges and opportunities around the investigation of fraud: Andrew Penhale, Head of Specialist Fraud Division, Crown Prosecution Service investigation of fraud offences

Latest trends and developments: Rachael Herbert, Head of Threat Response, National Economic Crime Centre (NECC)


Digital investigation and latest technology

Best practice around using Digital Forensic Data in fraud investigations: Robin How, Head of Digital Forensics Unit and Materials Management, Serious Fraud Office (SFO)

Fraud investigation in action – operational best practice

Investment fraud - Investigating a large-scale investment fraud that duped thousands of elderly victims: DCI Martin Peters, Head of Regional Economic Crime Unit, Eastern Region Special Operations Unit


Courier fraud - victims, gangs, and jihad – an operational picture of trends and challenges around the investigation of courier fraud: DC Julian Griffiths, Serious Fraud and Cyber Unit, Hertfordshire Constabulary

Lottery fraud - Operation Privacy: An investigation into a fraud at The National Lottery, Liz Heath, Serious Fraud and Cyber Unit, Hertfordshire Police


CEO fraud: DC Patrick Constable, Regional Cyber Crime Unit, West Midlands Regional Organised Crime Unit

Fake cancer scam - Operation Earnest – the investigation into a fake cancer appeal scam: Oscar Riba, Fraud Investigator, Major, Economic and Cyber Crime Unit, Kent Police


Health fraud latest - Telemedicine, digital health and covid scams:

Dr Simon Peck, Independent Advisor on Health Care Fraud

Latest research, guidance, and comment

Romance Fraud: new guidance to prevent the growth in Romance Fraud, Dr Elisabeth Carter, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Roehampton

The Silent Threat: The impact of fraud on national security paper, Helena Wood, Associate Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

Our headline sponsor Chorus Intelligence will be giving two exclusive presentations/demonstrations:

Finding Fraud Fast: Advanced Visualisation of Financial Data to Combat Fraud and Money Laundering, Rachel Larsen

Transforming Fraud Investigations with Open-Source Data, Scott Orton

Investigating Fraud Offences

Online CPD conference 16 and 17 June

Challenges, best practice, and latest thinking

around the investigation of fraud offences


  • An exciting two-day online event aimed at fraud investigators from the police, Government agencies and wider public and private sector.


  • Our expert line-up of speakers with provide best practice, latest thinking, and an exclusive operational insight into the investigation of fraud offences.


  • The event will provide guidance and advice around continuous professional development opportunities (CPD) for fraud investigators.


  • It will acknowledge and celebrate the status of the fraud investigator and of the valuable role they are playing in this vital area of criminal investigation.


  • It will also provide a valuable forum for networking and debate.



The Investigator is hosting a two-day online CPD conference looks at contemporary issues around the investigation of fraud offences.

The Investigation of fraud is now more complex than ever before and almost always involves an online and international element that requires effective multi-agency working and sound investigation methods.

The conference will provide fraud investigators with guidance and inspiration to enhance and develop their investigation methods and tactics against an ever changing and evolving threat landscape.

Led by an expert line-up of leading practitioners, our event will assess the nature of the current national and international landscape and highlight current trends and future objectives.

Our aim is also to provide a forum for fraud investigators and other professionals working in this challenging area, to come together and debate current challenges and issues and to network to ensure a co-ordinated approach to investigations.

All our events provide continuous professional development opportunities for operational investigators. A Certificate of Continuous Professional Development is provided to delegates for CPD. Our certificates are recognised by the College of Policing and police forces.



Speakers and presentations


Cost: £297.50 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency rate). Industry rate: £399.99 + VAT (GBP)

Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information.  If you require 5 or more delegates from the same organisation please contact us for a group discount quote. Industry delegates will be assessed on a case by case basis due to the nature of the content. Under no circumstances will a delegate be able to register using a free webmail address (ie: gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, AOL etc).

Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%). 

The meeting link will be sent out 2 days before the event.

Important disclaimer

Please note, we respectfully ask that only delegates who have paid for a place are permitted to attend our virtual conference. If you would like to attend as a group of more than 5 delegates from the same force/organisation then please contact us for group rates.

Please refer to the College of Policing Code of Ethics 2014 for guidance. Please see page 11 section 7, which states: ‘I will treat information with respect, and access or disclose it only in the proper course of my duties’

Joining the event: All delegates are required to login with the name that is assigned to their email address, anyone that logs in as a guest, anonymous or a name not on the registration list will be removed from the conference. LEA/Government delegates can supply an alternative email address after their work email address has been verified if they are working from home and using their own electronic devices.

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This fraud conference is sponsored by Chorus Intelligence, the digital intelligence and investigation software provider trusted by most police forces and law enforcement agencies in the UK.

Their new tool, Chorus Financial, has been specifically designed to accelerate financial analysis to combat fraud and money laundering by quickly identifying patterns and automatically linking transactions associated with economic crime.


Learn more here

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