The Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists was established to provide direction and assistance to members and advance the profession of Counter Fraud Specialist (CFS). It came about when an increasing number of CFS, linked by a common specialist qualification, came to a growing consensus about how they should work and the standards expected of them and from that the Institute was the next natural step.
Our Forum (Members Only) is now live - discuss Counter Fraud, Anti-Bribery/Corruption, General Investigative and training - we also have a section for members to post vacancies that they may have.
Our Documents Library (Members Only) is now also live.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS UP TO DATE TO RETAIN THE BENEFITS OF THE ICFS.
To be a Full Member of the Institute you need to be an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist or be able to demonstrate suitable experience or qualifications.
If you have not yet qualified as an ACFS but are currently undergoing Foundation Level training, you can join as a Student Member.
If you have not attained the ACFS qualification but work within the counter fraud community and can demonstrate suitable experience or other qualifications you may still be eligible to join - please see the appropriate membership application form.
The members only AGM of the ICFS was held on 24 July 2014 at the Academy of Experts, 3 Grays Inn Square, London. It was followed by an entertaining presentation from retired Detective Superintendent Russ Allen, dealing with the fine line between fraud and corruption, drawing on his experiences at the Fraud Squad and overseas working for the Botswana Anti-Corruption Commission and on United Nations counter-fraud initiatives.
Masterclass - 9th December 2014 - London
Computer Forensics - The master class will be run by Phil Hards, who is an ACPO recognised computer forensics expert. Phil spent twenty years as a detective serving in the flying squad, the fraud squad and the computer crime unit. Since leaving the Metropolitan police in 1996 Phil has worked as a specialist forensics expert on numerous criminal and civil cases, including extortion and fraud as well as major threats to businesses.
ICFS wrote to the Home Secretary to express concern on behalf of its members over the governments plans for regulating fraud investigators as well under proposed legislation in 2014 aimed at private investigators regulated by the SIA
November: NHS Scotland press release now in Members Downloads and Forum
The Executive Board met on 31st October 2014 to agree the new Director Posts and to confirm the direction of the ICFS. Details of the new posts are shown on the Committee page and the minutes of the Board meeting will be made available shortly.