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Job Description

A Fraud Investigator will seek out and catch criminals who are trying to defraud banks, insurance companies, local councils and individuals. They will analyse bank statements, bank records and government data bases to identify fraud or instances of financial crime. They will also devise techniques to prevent fraud and improve security.  Positions are available in both the public and private sectors and investigators will liaise with victims of fraud, the police and eventually court officials when criminal cases are concluded.

Entry Requirements

To become a Fraud Investigator you will usually need a HND, HNC or degree in a related subject such as:

  • Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity 
  • Forensics computing and security 

You will usually need

  • At least 1 A level or equivalent for an HNC or HND
  • 2 or 3 A levels or equivalent for a degree

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You will also need an understanding of relevant legislation such as the police and criminal evidence act, training related to the human rights act and experience in police work or fraud investigation.

Required Skills

  • Excellent IT skills
  • High attention levels
  • An understanding of current legislation
  • Assertive
  • Confident and trustworthy
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to make difficult decisions
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Highly organised
  • Able to work alone or within a team

Salary Range

£20,000 - £40,000

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