Supporting Staffordshire Counter Fraud Partnership

Significantly reducing losses from fraudsters by raising fraud awareness across the region

Protect your reputation by minimising fraud across your organisation
through Meritec’s digital learning courses

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Meritec’s Digital Learning Fraud Awareness course have been designed to support

  • Local Authorities
  • Housing Associations
  • Schools & Colleges
  • SMEs

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Meritec’s Focus on Fraud Awareness is a small way to make a big difference

  • The total estimated cost of fraud in the UK per annum is over £137bn (Source: Annual Fraud Indicator 2017)
  • 60% of SMEs experienced fraud in the last 12 months and 40% had an increase in fraudulent attempts.
  • Nationally around 100,000 socially rented homes are currently being affected by some form of tenancy fraud (Source: Protecting the Purse Report 2021)
  • 64% of local government professionals believe fraud is a major risk.
  • UK organisations suffer annual losses of over £2bn to Cybercrime.

For as little as £2 per
employee per annum*

you can start to support staff by
raising fraud awareness
across your whole organisation.
(*£350 per annum base charge also applies)

How much is not raising staff awareness around fraudulent activity costing your organisation?

Meritec’s Focus on Fraud Awareness has been developed in collaboration with industry experts to provide easy-to-digest engaging training designed to be rapidly rolled out across organisations. The course is available in a number of industry sector editions and enables local authorities, social housing providers, schools and private organisations to quickly and cost effectively raise staff awareness throughout the organisation across a broad range fraudulent activities, thus mitigating risks and minimising potential losses.

Early identification of actual or potential frauds by 'fraud aware' staff can provide a rapid ROI on this investment. With its low implementation and roll-out costs, the potential savings from one identified and failed fraudulent attempt will usually cover the annual cost.

Making learning easy & rewarding for your staff with our cloud-based platform

  • Customised content for individual organisations
  • Interactive features to aid learner understanding
  • 24 x 7 x 365 access via PC, laptop, mobile or tablet
  • Management dashboard with learner usage and feedback
  • SCORM compliance for secure hosting by Meritec or on-premise
  • Optional mobile app for harder-to-reach learners

Beneficial outcomes for your organisation

  • Reduce losses from fraud – timely fraud referrals can save the organisation £000s in financial losses and minimise the costs of a damaged reputation.
  • Minimise training costs – e-learning facilities enable timely delivery of quality learning to large numbers of individuals
  • Improve the use of resources – staff fulfil their training needs at a pace that suits them, allowing specialist staff to focus on fraud detection and investigations.

A small price to pay for reducing losses from fraud and protecting your organisation from reputational damage

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In order to tackle fraud, we believe that fraud awareness training for employees is a vital part of the process. So much so, that we’ve made it mandatory for all staff. They need to know: what fraud is, what to look for, and how and where to report suspicions. Meritec’s Focus on Fraud Awareness has enabled us to provide a simple and engaging e-learning session to employees across the council in a straightforward and efficient way. Building upon the effectiveness of the training and the positive feedback received from staff, we have recommended the product to partners within the Staffordshire Counter Fraud Partnership, a number of whom have now also invested in the package.

Paul Bicknell, Corporate Fraud Manager at Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Here are some of the organisations already subscribing to Focus on Fraud Awareness

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Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Logo
Rochdale Borough Council Logo
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council Logo
Staffs Housing Logo
Stafford and Cannock Chase logo
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Logo
High Peak Borough Council Logo
Newcastle Under Lyme Logo

“The sad fact of modern life is that fraud represents almost 50% of all crimes committed in the UK, and the figures are on the increase. Delivering this important awareness message to in excess of 5000 employees is a challenge which is why Harrow have chosen to work with Meritec due to their solid reputation in Local Authorities at providing bespoke e-training packages.”

Corporate Anti-Fraud Team Leader, Harrow Council

About Meritec

Meritec have been providing digital solutions for public sector organisations for over 25 years. All of our solutions have been designed by our in-house development team, giving us complete control and autonomy. This allows us to customise our technology to suit your organisation’s needs both now and in the future.
To hear more about the products & services that Meritec provide and a full view of our Digital Learning courses, including our soon to launch Cyber Security Awareness course, please visit Meritec Limited: Digital transformation and digital learning solutions.

Contact us to book a no-obligation demonstration of Focus on Fraud Awareness or our upcoming Focus on Cyber Security Awareness course.

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