Scams & theft on videotape - avoid being a victim of crime
- 1 hour on-demand video
- 1 article
- 2 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Recognise commonplace scams & crime that connects with credit card fraud, robbery, shoplifting & other disruptive events.
- Identify strategies to thwart these scams and minimise the likelihood of being a victim of crime
- Target harden you and your place of work
This course contains a series of video clips fronted by actors duplicating the testimony of current and ex-offenders that explain graphically how a series of everyday scams are carried out under the noses of staff and more importantly how frontline personnel can use safe behaviours to thwart these aspects of crime.
Ian Kirke LLB (Hons), MSc., Cert Ed, the course tutor, is a former UK police officer and current academic who specialises in risk management and has conducted face to face interviews with many past and present criminals.
- Loss prevention professionals, business owners, staff and individuals generally
This course, especially useful for loss prevention professionals and heads of corporate security, provides an intelligence led platform that engages with slow-time primary material supplied by current informants.
This group is managed in line with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) best practise and engages with a number of elements including credit card fraud, shoplifting scams, robbery and general deceptions.
The primary audience is front line operatives who hitherto, due to commercial drivers such as churn and volume, have had little in terms of security awareness albeit collectively represent the most vulnerable side of any commercial operation.
Engagement with this group is essential and to this end the outputs have been purposely modelled around the social networking genre.
Credible presentation in short chunks is coupled with clear examples of current and cyclical scams that can be actively used by the loss prevention and security departments to identify clear and safe deterrents.
Frequently asked questions
What about ‘real time’ intelligence streams?
Current partnerships with the Police provide this instant intelligence and should be harnessed as usual. The course provides intelligence on the general scams that usually go totally undetected.
I was expecting video footage depicting the acts themselves?
There are a number of ways in which information can be portrayed. Arguably a gory full throttle real life CCTV recording of a robbery provides one such example. The course content is designed solely for viewing by frontline staff and is intended to provide memorable chunks of intelligence and easy win behaviours that will deter many of the crimes from occurring and if followed correctly will protect those members of staff from serious harm and significantly reduce loss.
The course is aimed at raising awareness and providing practical solutions – not to terrify and confuse.
How can I be sure that the intelligence is relevant to my geographical area of responsibility?
The intelligence is subject of the rigours of the ACPO 5x5x5 National Intelligence model. All intelligence will be at least C3 in value with most occupying the A1 status. Additionally the intelligence will be judged to be fit for dissemination throughout the UK’
I want to see a ‘biggie’. A Crown Jewels job!
Some of the scams may be ‘open source material’. In a nutshell, they are probably already known within the wider Criminal Justice Sector and indeed by many experienced members of the commercial security fraternity. As the course is aimed at providing cost effective and accessible awareness training for frontline staff specific high tech and rare breaches in security are outside of its scope of operation.
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