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Cifas Internal Fraud Conference 2020


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The Cifas Internal Fraud Conference 2020

The Cifas Internal Fraud Conference brings together professionals working to prevent the insider threat. Join us to gain best practice on the detection and prevention of internal fraud, and also hear fascinating first-hand accounts of how dishonest staff were identified. We'll also be giving you exclusive insight into the latest statistics from the Cifas Internal Fraud Database ahead of the release of the annual Fraudscape report. 

Have a question on your Fair Processing Notices? Unsure on a recent match you've received? Want to know more about document upload on the Internal Fraud Database? You can also use this event to discuss any questions you have with your Member Relationship Manager - just let them know if you have a specific problem in mind!



9:15am - 10.15am: Registration;

Join us from 9:15am in the exhibition area for a range of breakfast ciabattas and a selection of fruit, as well as teas, coffees and juices.

10:15am - 10.30am: Conference opening - Mike Haley, Cifas;

Cifas CEO, and Chair of the Joint Fraud Taskforce, Mike Haley will welcome delegates to the event and outline his thoughts on the role Cifas can play in helping members prevent internal fraud.

10:30am - 11.10am: Internal Compromise - Mike Betts, Cifas

Mike Betts, Cifas'  Head of Learning & Counter Fraud Studies, will focus on the threats of bribery and corruption that could tempt your staff into committing internal fraud. Utilising over 35 years of combating fraud and financial crime, Mike has extensive knowledge of the Bribery Act 2010 having developed with National Bribery Investigation programme in support of the United Kingdom's Anti-Corruption Strategy. 

11.00am - 11.20am: Identifying fake degrees - Adam Francis, Prospects

In a time where an internal fraud incident can cost a company hundreds of thousands, it’s more important than ever to know you’re hiring the right person. But are your verification practices inadvertently letting fraudsters into the business? Adam Francis, degree fraud officer at Prospects, talks about the newest form of fraud and how a fake degree can be a passport into targeting your organisation.

11:20am - 11.50am: Networking break

Network with other event delegates and Cifas staff with a selection of tea, coffee and biscuits.

11:50am - 12.20pm: Why do staff commit internal fraud? - Tarquin Folliss, Reliance ACSN

Tarquin Folliss, from Reliance ASCN, will explore the psychological make-up of those who commit internal fraud and also discuss the motivations that may encourage them to do so. Including details from two high-profile case studies, Tarquin's session will provide you with the knowledge on what may encourage an employee to commit fraud against your organisation.

12:20pm - 1.00pm: The impact of internal fraud - Dave Kearns, Expert Investigations

Managing Director of Expert Investigations Dave Kearns will share insightful details of investigations he's lead. Focusing on stories of both the perpetrator and the victim, you'll learn about the real impacts internal fraud can have on each person involved.

1.00pm - 1.20pm:Insights from Cifas - Amber Burridge, Cifas

Hear the latest statistics from Cifas' Head of Fraud Intelligence ahead of the release of our 2020 edition of Fraudscape.

1.20pm - 2.20pm: Lunch

A selection of deli-style sandwiches and savoury finger food for you to enjoy while networking with other event delegates.

2.20pm - 2.35pm: Interactive game - Richard Peacock, BT

Ever wondered the typical persona of an internal fraudster? Find out in this interactive game run by Richard Peacock from BT, who are kindly hosting the day.

2.35pm - 3.05pm: Staff aproaches - Cat Still, DCPCU

Hear the latest from the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit as Cat Still updates us on their latest findings into staff approaches.

3.05pm - 3.40pm: Local government case study - Clair Green, Barnet Council

Ever wondered how a local authority investigates an internal fraud case? Clair Green, Director of Assurance at Barnet County Council will present on how the council successfully investigated and prosecuted a high-profile internal case.

3.40pm - 4.45pm: Networking reception

Join fellow delegates for networking session with a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks.



Who is the Cifas Internal Fraud Conference for?

The event is exclusive to Cifas member organisations and is ideal for:

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Event sponsorship is available for the Cifas Internal Fraud Conference 2020. For more information on your options, please email



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Members: £75

Non-members: £100



Tuesday 10 March 2020

BT Centre, London


Registration: From 9.15am
Conference: 10.15am-4.45pm

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