Towards a fraud-free future

CRI® Group is proud to be celebrating International Fraud awareness week 2021. Alternatively known as Fraud Week for short, this day proves to be a critical effort to put a spotlight on fraud, help educate people about its perils and build a fraud-free future.  CRI® Group regularly partakes in this week and are happy to once again be a proud Official Supporter of this global movement. Fraud Week was created to reduce the impact of fraud and corruption by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education.

CRI® Group founder and CEO Zafar Anjum says “Fraud Week reminds us that awareness is any organisation’s first line of defence against fraud and corruption, as properly trained employees will have a better opportunity to recognise the red flags of fraud and a better understanding of their organisation’s zero-tolerance policy toward such behaviour. Fraud is everybody’s problem, and it cannot be prevented and detected if employees aren’t provided with the information, they need to combat it. Providing a robust anti-fraud training program increases your company’s protection from risks of fraud and unethical behaviour. An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.”

The solution to mitigating fraud is not always as visible as one would hope which is why CRI® Group is proud to announce that we, alongside our sister brand, Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence Group, will be hosting a free webinar with Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MICCI) on 9 December 2021 as an effort to raise awareness for Fraud. Our intention is to be able to provide resources on corporate compliance to organisations around the globe that will aid them in expansion and an ethical working environment. We want to open up an in-depth discussion on the third-party due diligence frameworks and explore its best practices as a means to help provide insights and ideas for your organisations’ compliance programme. Take advantage of this free webinar. Join us and save your seat now!

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Our mission and vision

  • CRI® mission is to safeguard the corporate world by detecting and exposing those elements that can cause irreparable harm to a business
  • Stand up against the outside forces that, through corruption, collusion, coercion and fraud, can cause financial, organisational, reputational and legal harm to our global clients
  • Stand out as the preeminent provider of specialised investigative services that enable our clients to exhibit the highest standards of business integrity, ethics and behaviour

For CRI® Group, though, helping organisations prevent and detect fraud is a year-round commitment. That’s why Fraud Week is a great time to reflect on CRI® Group’s recent efforts in the fight against fraud and to also look ahead to activities on the near horizon. As the world slowly recovers from the devastating impact of the pandemic, CRI® Group is looking forward to conversing with our clientele face to face once again. So far, our confirmed events include but are not limited to:

Organised by the U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Winds will feature meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, exciting conference programming and plenty of networking. Trade Winds is a multifaceted program designed to help organisations achieve growth and exposure in specific markets or regions around the world.

The PBSA Mid-Year Legislative & Regulatory Conference in April between 10-12th is convened each year in the spring with a large emphasis on law, legislature, training, and compliance associated topics in correlation to the background screening industry. This specific conference offers insight and support for everyone across a range of industries at all levels in the operative hierarchy.

Given that borders across the globe will slowly start reopening themselves to conferences and forums, you can expect to see a lot more confirmations on our end in the near future. In the meantime, it is an honour for us to be a part of such activities that extend to and facilitate so many organisations across the globe; more information on the event will be released soon so keep your eye out for our updates! We hope to see you there.

CRI® Group is here to help and create a fraud-free future. Contact us today to learn more about our ABAC® training and certification opportunities, our EmploySmart background checking process, our investigative services and other offerings.


Who is CRI® Group?

Based in London, CRI® Group works with companies across the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific as a one-stop international Risk Management, Employee Background Screening, Business IntelligenceDue Diligence, Compliance Solutions and other professional Investigative Research solutions provider. We have the largest proprietary network of background-screening analysts and investigators across the Middle East and Asia. Our global presence ensures that no matter how international your operations are we have the network needed to provide you with all you need, wherever you happen to be. CRI® Group also holds BS 102000:2013 and BS 7858:2012 Certifications, is an HRO certified provider and partner with Oracle.

In 2016, CRI® Group launched the Anti-Bribery Anti-Corruption (ABAC®) Center of Excellence – an independent certification body established for ISO 37001:2016 Anti-Bribery Management Systems, ISO 37301 Compliance Management Systems and ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management, providing training and certification. ABAC® operates through its global network of certified ethics and compliance professionals, qualified auditors and other certified professionals. As a result, CRI® Group’s global team of certified fraud examiners work as a discreet white-labelled supplier to some of the world’s largest organisations. Contact ABAC® for more on ISO Certification and training.