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Fraud Prevention Network (FPN)


Originally formed in early 2000s the Fraud Prevention Network has gone through many name changes and owners.

As of January 2019, the FPN is being re-launched with our Corporate Partners Graydon UK and DLA Piper.

Fraud is very much the “fastest growing industry” and fraudsters always seem to be one step ahead. Our aim is to change that pattern through education and support.

The forum is aimed at the B2B community with the primarily aim to assist its members in the prevention and/or reduction in their losses caused by criminal activity.

The forum will provide the members with practical tools and solutions they need to meet the challenges of the current business environment.

The FPN will be the “Go-To Place” when members need help.

It’s different because…

This is not an ad-hoc event with business development aims, but a genuine and lasting community of peers with common interests and goals.

How the forum operates


There are 4 meetings a year for the FPN each of one-day duration.

Meeting Format

Meetings run from approximately 9.30am to 3.30pm. Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Challenging & Instructive Agendas

The Forum members have significant input into meeting agendas, to ensure that sessions are relevant and cover key areas of common interest.

Interactive Delivery

Sessions take the form of workshops and discussions rather than lecture-style presentations wherever possible. We source and invite knowledgeable subject experts in order to ensure that content is of the highest standard.

It’s different because…

Meetings are eligible for the CICM’s CPD Scheme and attract 5 points.

Membership Information

Who is the forum for?

  • Professionals of all levels who have the responsibility for fraud prevention in their company
  • Members from cross-industry businesses in the UK

The only exception is that suppliers aren’t allowed to attend unless they are pre-contracted Corporate Partners or speakers.

Our promise to you is: You will never be directly sold to when you attend a forum meeting.

The FPN will provide:

  • A quarterly meeting of workshops, discussions and presentations where members will meet with their counterparts from other industries as well as experts in the fields of fraud prevention and investigation.
  • Support the members with a working hour help desk and support line
  • Members access to the Forums International website where they will have access to the latest news and advice, a secure members area where we will host presentations and workshop results
  • Access to a secure members communication channel where they can exchange information with their counterparts
  • A global network of fraud prevention specialists and investigators

Members objectives:

  • Draw on each other’s’ knowledge and experiences.
  • Develop and enhance best and new anti-fraud practices
  • Improve their skill levels
  • Provide access to a network of like-minded professionals and relevant industry experts.

Attending the FPN for the first time is free.

We encourage you to come along and gauge the benefits for yourself before making a commitment to join.


The annual membership fee is £750 and covers all administration and meeting costs. Members are responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs.

Our memberships are company memberships and two people can attend each meeting.

Meetings are eligible for the CICM’s CPD and attracts 5 points/hours

A LinkedIn group have been established, membership of which is strictly limited to forum members and genuine prospective members.

Membership is not just about meetings

We encourage members to draw on the network of peers provided by the Forum between meetings.

There is an established electronic communications channel for members to ask questions and stay in touch with each other.

The website has a secure members area, from where copies of all meeting presentation slides and workshop outputs are also available to download. Also, via the knowledge hub, members can ask each other questions and share experiences.

It’s different because…

The membership is a genuine peer group – the forum is open to invited companies.

Who We Are

Forums International

Is a leading provider of credit, industry forums and focus groups. Our Forums Team has over 20 years’ experience of delivering forums and events and has established an enviable

reputation throughout the credit profession. FI Ltd currently operate forums across and within a variety of industries.

Managing Director, Laurie Beagle has played a significant role in building the credit community across Europe, and is regularly invited to contribute articles to industry publications, particularly on international matters. In April 2012 Laurie was recognised for his commitment to the credit industry with the CICM’s Meritorious Service Award. He was elected to the Advisory Council in 2010 and the Executive Board in 2012 becoming Chair in 2016. He is now CICM Vice President. Laurie is also an Associate member of the Association of Fraud Examiners. Director Lynn Christon has been organising and co-ordinating industry & credit forums for the last 20 years. She has specialist skills in event organisation and delivery, communication and member relations.

Graydon UK

With more than 130 years of experience, Graydon is a leading provider of business information, analytics, insights and solutions. Graydon helps its customers to make fast, accurate decisions, enabling them to minimise risk and identify fraud as well as optimise opportunities with their commercial relationships. To do so, Graydon uses more than 130 international databases and the information of more than 90 million companies. Graydon has offices in London, Cardiff, Amsterdam and Antwerp. Since 2016, Graydon has been part of Atradius, one of the world’s largest credit insurance companies.

DLA Piper is a global law firm located in more than 40 countries throughout Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world. Our Corporate Crime and Investigations team is truly global with local and international teams comprised of experienced criminal defence lawyers, litigators, skilled investigators and former regulators.

We help clients in managing corporate crime, regulation and compliance risk in all forms. This includes advice regarding investigations including those involving tax and accounting irregularities, corruption, bribery, fraud, cartels and price fixing as well as independent internal company investigations and referrals from audit committees.

DLA Piper’s Civil Fraud team has developed a first rate reputation for pursuing domestic and cross-border civil fraud disputes for its clients across sectors, but particularly in the Financial Services, Energy and Mining sectors. We have extensive experience of arresting and making recoveries of misappropriated assets in all jurisdictions in which we operate and we have acted on asset tracing and recovery actions globally across all of the major on-shore financial centres.

The Lawyer Litigation top 50

One of the 5 law firms in the world in the $1bn plus litigation club.

Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

In March 2018, DLA Piper was again recognised as a leading firm for International Arbitration and ranked 13th (rising 10 places from the previous year) by the Global Arbitration Review in its annual ranking of the world’s most active arbitration practices, GAR30.

Global Investigations Review (GIR)

Global Investigations Review – DLA Piper has continually been ranked in the top 40 globally for the last 5 years.

DLA Piper landed the prize for Client Management Innovation with its WIN initiative:  http://www.legalweek.com/sites/legalweek/2017/05/26/dentons-mishcons-and-pinsents-among-firms-recognised-at-legal-innovation-awards/

Contact us for more information

Forums International Ltd

T: +44 (01246 555 055




T: +44 (0)20 8515 1400



It’s different because…

Our priority is to correctly interpret member’s objectives and deliver high-quality, valuable forums which offer real benefit.  We believe that we demonstrate our credibility best by doing just that.

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