Anti-Crime

Our highly regarded Anti-Crime Team  have been providing our client’s with advice, guidance and practical solutions to prevent and mitigate fraud risks and issues since 2000.

Fraud risk and prevention

The risk of fraud in today’s environment is greater than it has ever been. Cases of fraud and financial misconduct damage organisations, our extensive experience of tackling financial crime and fraud has taught us the importance of acting quickly and to obtain expert advice and assistance.

If a fraud is identified our experienced Anti-Crime Specialist’s will rigorously investigate the circumstance to ensure that all available sanctions are applied against the perpetrator. Preventing organisations from the loss of income, internal disruption or the damage to reputation that fraud brings with it is pivotal to our service.

We can assist you with building your resilience to preventing fraud and bribery from infecting your organisation, our team comprises over 22 accredited investigators and fraud prevention specialists who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the sectors in which we operate.

Our experienced teams work in England, Wales and Scotland providing a nationwide cover.  We work across all public and not for profit sectors, inclusive of:

  • Healthcare – NHS organisations, private providers and care homes
  • Social Housing and Private Landlords
  • Charities – from small UK based trusts through to international charities
  • Education – Academies, Further (FE) and Higher Education (HE) providers
  • Local Government

How we work with you

We will work in partnership with you to develop and implement an organisation wide culture of fraud prevention and fraud risk management. We can assess your organisation’s specific fraud risks and provide an analysis of the gaps that could allow fraud to occur.

Our anti-crime specialists  have expert knowledge and extensive experience in all areas of fraud prevention including:

  • Comprehensive fraud risk assessments
  • Gap analysis of controls, including development of fraud prevention measures
  • Advice on recruitment, codes of conduct and systems and controls
  • Bribery Act Compliance – review of anti-bribery systems and risks, and development of anti-bribery controls
  • Compliance with GFS – Fraud
  • FraudSmart service – access to the latest fraud alerts and prevention notices
  • Training
  • Policy development
  • Targeted Fraud Prevention reviews

Investigatory services

Prompt action is often critical, and our large team of investigators will respond quickly and efficiently to any suspected fraud situation. TIAA’s investigators are all fully accredited (including one of the country’s largest teams of NHS accredited Counter Fraud Specialists) and adhere to best practice guidance.

Our Anti-Crime Specialists have expert knowledge and extensive experience in all areas of fraud and internal conduct investigations.  All our investigations are conducted in accordance with the appropriate regulatory and legal frameworks.

An experienced team with a variety of sector experience

Our experienced Fraud and Financial Crime Specialists have a proven track record when it comes to securing criminal, regulatory and internal disciplinary sanctions. Our Anti-Crime Specialists can also independently investigate internal matters to establish the facts of a grievance, complaint or incident you are facing.

Our team of experienced investigators can provide a range of investigation services, to meet your bespoke needs and objectives including:

  • Rapid response fraud investigation
  • Crisis management
  • Corruption and bribery investigations
  • Regulatory investigations (including Skilled Person assignments)
  • Background checks and desktop reviews
  • Specialist advice to the board on next steps
  • ACAS trained specialists for internal investigations supporting HR

We have a proven track record of assisting organisations to seek redress by recovering the monies lost through fraud.

who we help

We offer bespoke business assurance services tailored for each industry and sector

Housing

Housing associations can be vulnerable to fraud in many ways, these include;

  • Tenancy Fraud including illegal subletting and fraudulent right to buy applications, key selling etc.
  • Corporate Fraud
  • Bribery and Collusion – where an employee colludes with a third party or contractor for personal gain
  • Supplier Fraud – where false, inflated or duplicate invoices are submitted by a supplier
  • Mandate Fraud – where a fraudster attempts to divert payments for genuine suppliers into a false bank account
  • Payroll Fraud – false expenses claims, false overtime claims, working elsewhere while off sick

Healthcare

TIAA’s investigators are all fully accredited (including one of the country’s largest teams of NHS accredited Local Counter Fraud Specialists) and adhere to best practice guidance set out by agencies. Fraud in the healthcare sector includes;

  • Bribery and collusion – where an employee colludes with a third party or contractor for personal gain
  • Supplier Fraud – where false, inflated or duplicate invoices are submitted by a supplier
  • Mandate Fraud – where a fraudster attempts to divert payments for genuine suppliers into a false bank account
  • Payroll Fraud – false expenses claims, false overtime claims, working elsewhere while off sick
  • Procurement Fraud – linked with bribery and collusion

Education

The Education sector can be hit by fraud in a number of ways, these include;

  • Misappropriation or misuse of resources such as funds supplies or other assets
  • Payroll frauds such as expenses reimbursement or overtime claims
  • Procurement fraud
  • Gifts and hospitality
  • Declaration of Interests

Charities

Charities, NGOs and not-for-profits are all susceptible to fraud and can be targeted, the fraud risks and issues facing this sector include;

  • Misuse of the charity’s banks account
  • Stealing or skimming off money from cash collections
  • A volunteer or employee makes a false or inappropriate claim for expenses
  • Fake fundraising events and or grant applications
  • False invoices or purchase orders
  • Fake grant applications
  • Claims for services to beneficiaries who do not exist and other forms of identity fraud

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TIAA have been fortunate to work with companies in all sectors across the UK

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