Part of the reason I created the software found on this site was for use with online counter-fraud training courses run by Peter Darby Associates. These courses are specifically designed for counter-fraud investigators, or those wanting to become counter-fraud investigators.

You can find some of the courses run below:

Digital Document Forensics

This course is aimed at teaching those in counter-fraud, security and similar industries how to get the most possible out of the digital files they receive to help reach a decision on the intent of the sender.

It includes training on:

  • Gathering metadata from a wide range of files, and learning what to do with it.
  • Methodologies to detect if photos/image/PDF/doc files have been manipulated.
  • Hashing and file verification.
  • Email analysis.
  • Putting together a professional standard intelligence report.

If you want to become certificated in Digital Document Forensics, please take a look at:

Digital Document Forensics Training Course

OSINT for Counter-Fraud

This is a course in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is specifically aimed at those involved in counter-fraud and customer/client verification. This course takes students through the whole cycle of conducting OSINT gathering.

It includes training on:

  • The intelligence cycle and legal aspects of open source intelligence gathering.
  • Intelligence gathering from Social Media.
  • Advanced search engine usage.
  • Phone and Email verification.
  • Staying safe online whilst conducting investigations.
  • Recording and evidencing your findings.
  • Putting together a professional standard report.

If you are interested in becoming certificated in Open Source Intelligence, please take a look at:

Open Source Intelligence for Counter-Fraud Professionals Training Course

Investigating the Dark Web

This course was created to give counter-fraud investigators the tools and experience needed to detect and mitigate fraud threats emerging from the Dark Web. The course will give students a practical understanding of the Dark Web, along with the skills and tools necessary to immediately begin investigations into fraud on the Dark Web.

It includes training on:

  • Using the Dark Web/Tor safely
  • Anonymisation techniques
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Investigating the sale of fraud related items on Dark Markets
  • Putting together a professional standard report.

If you are interested in becoming certificated in Investigating Fraud on the Dark Web, please take a look at:

Investigating fraud on the Dark Web Training Course

All courses can be delivered online or in a classroom setting. If you’re interested in learning more please get in contact through the Peter Darby Associates page above.