A 4-day hands-on training workshop aimed at introducing participants to both existing and emerging counterfeiting and fraud schemes targeting businesses especially in the banking & financial services industry is due to take place in Accra.

The event which is being jointly organised by the e-Crime Bureau Inc., and the Business and Financial Times has been slated for June 24-27, 2013 at the Lux Suites Hotel.

The training will introduce participants to both existing and emerging counterfeiting and fraud schemes targeting businesses especially in the banking & financial services industry. The course will expose participants to counterfeit prevention & detection methods & techniques so that businesses do not become victims to the ever pervasive threat of counterfeits and fraud’

The workshop will tackle key areas such as introduction to counterfeiting and forgery techniques, security documents and counterfeiting, printing techniques, currency counterfeiting and detection techniques, security awareness, fraud control and detection and many more.

According to Mr. Albert Antwi-Boasiako, the Founder & Principal Consultant, e-Crime Bureau Inc., ‘In recent times, fraudsters have access to improved counterfeiting technology and this has translated into real increases in counterfeiting of currencies, cheques, identity documents, important business documents, valuable documents including utility bills and other security documents’.

The training workshop on counterfeit detection & fraud prevention is therefore a response to this growing threat targeting businesses in a Ghanaian business landscape where fraud has become the most common form of economic crime against institutions, added Mr. Antwi-Boasiako.

In recent times, fraudsters have access to improved counterfeiting technology and this has translated into real increases in counterfeiting of currencies, cheques, identity documents, important business contacts including utility bills and other security documents.

Mrs. Edith Dankwa, the Executive Director, Business & Financial Times also emphasized the need for continuous education on the changing trends of both opportunities and threats that exist in business today. According to her, ‘The times in which we live present umpteen number of business opportunities for the ordinary investor. At the same time, we also face the threat of counterfeiting and fraud in the business environment. That is why this training workshop has been crafted to help protect businesses and individuals engaged in business. We are optimistic that the workshop will go a long way towards reducing the number of and fraud cases that confront organizations in the country’.

e-Crime Bureau is the first digital forensics, fraud investigations & cyber security firm with a dedicated e-Crime Lab to operate in Ghana with operational representatives in Africa to provide state-of-the-art cyber security, fraud prevention & counterfeit detection solutions and e-crime investigations services to the law enforcement agencies, attorneys & paralegals, government agencies and corporate sector clients’ bodies across Africa.

The organization provides a wide range of services including counterfeit detection & documents forensics, expert witness services, litigation support, cyber & data security services, incident response, fraud investigations & countermeasures, cybercrime investigations & digital forensics, research and training.