Identity Document Training

A Training by Peter Darby Associates


    In-House sessions are available upon request.


    Course Description:

    Are you responsible for checking the authenticity of documents used to establish identity? Does your role include checking passports, identity cards and driving licences for forgery and counterfeiting? If the answer is yes then come and join like-minded professionals who are undertaking our Identity Document Training course. During the course students receive a full set of course handouts that build into a source of reference.


    Who Should Attend:

    The course is relevant for:

    • All Counter Fraud Investigators or those whose role is to identify or investigate fraudulent documents.
    • All non-fraud staff who have a role in checking official documents that are used to establish identity.
    • Members of financial institutions, HR departments and others whose responsibility is to examine identity documents on a regular basis.
    • Counter Fraud Specialists who have identified this area for inclusion in their Continuing Professional Development programme.


    Course Objectives:

    • Understanding the relevant criminal legislation.
    • Identifying the main security features in a series of documents.
    • Progressing enquiries to verify and authenticate documents.
    • Planning, preparing and effectively conducting conduct an investigative interview with an identity fraudster.


    Reviews for this course:

    Thoroughly enjoyed the course, gave me an opportunity to interview again and learn legislation I had not used before relating to forgeries and counterfeiting (D Armitage – Senior Investigating Officer).

    Very beneficial. Very Engaged. Helpful and interesting. (E Bazoukis – Application Fraud Analyst).

    You have been amazing and I hope to attend another training course with you soon! Thanks!! (V Velkova – Investigations).

    I liked the part with the documents, it was amazing, I have learned a lot (A Ghosh – Investigations Officer).

    Overall a great training programme that was executed professionally and effectively – thank you!! (R Marques – Senior Analyst).

    Brilliant training! We have so much information to relate to.  The folder will never leave my desk and I’m sure I will be using it every day to refer to.  Thank you. (A Mamjan – Investigations Officer).

    Improved my knowledge on how to identify fraud documents – excellent presentation (D Fierro – Senior Investigating Officer). LESS

    Course Curriculum

    Day One:
    Section One: Introduction
    Domestics 00:00:00
    Programme outline 00:00:00
    Icebreaker – getting to know you 00:00:00
    Section Two: Identity Fraud into Context
    Definitions of fraud (general) 00:00:00
    Definition of identity fraud 00:00:00
    The economic cost of identity fraud 00:00:00
    Section Three: Identity Fraud Legislation
    Understanding legislation 00:00:00
    Evidential requirements and points to prove 00:00:00
    Section Four: Identity Fraud – Fraud Types and the Fraudster
    Types of identity fraud 00:00:00
    Primary and secondary frauds 00:00:00
    Analysis of the identity fraudster 00:00:00
    Profile of the identity fraudster – who commits it and why 00:00:00
    Identity fraud red flags, assets and the fraud triangle 00:00:00
    Section Five: Investigating Identity Fraud
    Current methodology, systems and problems 00:00:00
    Evidence gathering 00:00:00
    Intelligence led fraud investigations 00:00:00
    OSINT enquiries (general) 00:00:00
    Day 2:
    Section Six: Review of Day One (Progress check and quiz)
    Section Seven: False Identity Documents
    Documentation used in identity fraud 00:00:00
    Obtaining false identity documents 00:00:00
    Multiple identities and name changes 00:00:00
    Section Eight: Visible Characteristics of Identity Documents
    Passports 00:00:00
    Photocard driving licences 00:00:00
    Identity cards 00:00:00
    Section Nine: Verification and Authentification of Documents
    OSINT enquiries (document specific) 00:00:00
    Checking against databases 00:00:00
    Checking against life events 00:00:00
    Day Three:
    Section Ten: Review of Day Two (Progress check and quiz)
    Section Eleven: Investigative Interviewing
    Questioning skills 00:00:00
    Listening skills 00:00:00
    NVC’s (vocal signs) 00:00:00
    Section Twelve: The PEACE Model
    Planning and preparation 00:00:00
    Engage and explain 00:00:00
    Account, clarification and challenge 00:00:00
    Closure and Evaluation 00:00:00
    Section Thirteen: Telephone Interviewing
    Telephone communication 00:00:00
    Problems and disadvantages 00:00:00
    Benefits and advantages 00:00:00
    The language of fraudsters 00:00:00
    Day Four:
    Section Fourteen: Review of Day Three (Progress check and quiz)
    Section Fifteen: Practical exercises
    Students demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of progressing enquiries and authenticating documents used to support account applications through practical demonstration using a series of case studies 00:00:00
    Section Sixteen: The End of Training
    Multiple choice test assessment 00:00:00
    Review and Evaluation 1 day, 4 hours

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    Peter’s background is in the counter fraud investigation environment where he has worked for over 35 years. He spent 21 years in the public sector working as an investigator and investigations manager. He ended his career as the Department for Work and Pensions Professionalism in Security (PINS) Project Team Manager where he was instrumental in turning the aspirations included in the Government Green Paper, “Beating Fraud is Everyone’s Business – Securing the Future” into reality. He personally designed and developed the accredited counter fraud training syllabus used to train all UK government investigators, co-chaired the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board and was responsible for procuring training providers and an academic institution to provide a development learning pathway for counter fraud investigators. This initiative to professionalise the work of investigators across the public and private sectors has significantly changed the way investigations are conducted and raised the profile of counter fraud investigators across the UK. It has now become the recognised benchmark for counter fraud investigation training across the wider fraud community. His operational career has directly involved him in all aspects of external and internal fraud and anti-corruption investigations including progressing initial enquiries, gathering evidence, witness interviewing, interviews under caution and giving evidence in court, tribunals and disciplinary hearings. At an operational level he has managed and developed regional counter fraud investigation and prosecution units in UK central government departments, working in partnership with various government agencies, police forces and departmental solicitors on several successful major investigations. At a strategic level he has developed: Counter fraud and security policy Identity fraud investigation policy and guidance Fraud loss measurement policy and guidance National counter fraud training policy and programmes He is an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist and Trainer and trains counter fraud investigators and managers in all aspects of investigation on a regular basis. He is a member of the University of Portsmouth’s Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board Training and Education Committee. Peter moved to the private sector in 2000 and is the business owner of Peter Darby Associates (PDA) a counter fraud training and consultancy company. The company has several clients from both the private and public sectors. For more information, please visit:
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