Counter Crime Bundle

Counter Crime Bundle

The counter crime bundle includes four courses covering a range of essential training for businesses.

There are several rules that govern the way you do business and non-compliance could result in heavy penalties or even criminal convictions. Providing your staff with training in anti-bribery and anti-corruption, insider trading and competition law can help them to identify, prevent and report occurrences that could put your business at risk of non-compliance.

In this bundle, students will learn how to:

  • Stay compliant with current local and global legislation concerning bribery, corruption, insider trading and antitrust and competition law. 
  • Identify instances of bribery, corruption, money laundering and insider trading. 
  • Understand how to prevent and report unlawful business practices.  

What are the business benefits of this training?

  • Fulfil your regulatory training requirements (dependant on your local and industry related regulations). 
  • Prevent unlawful business practice in your business. 
  • Ensure proper reporting and monitoring methods are followed, according to local legislation. 

Why take a Sovy AcademySM course?

  • Mobile-ready eLearning solution for on-the-go training 
  • Available in a range of languages 
  • Written by experts 
  • Trusted by Fortune 500 companies globally
  • Tracks, saves and reports progress 
  • Receive certificates on completion

Course Contents:

Video: Overview of what bribery and corruption are. Impact on society. Never acceptable. Everyone is responsible for conducting business in an ethical and honest manner.
Scenario: Taking a foreign government official for a lavish dinner as a show of appreciation.
Key Learning: Business dinners may be appropriate but must be within guidelines. Contact details for questions around offering hospitality.
Scenario: Invitation from a local government official to a fundraising dinner for a local charity.
Key Learning: It is your responsibility to know what type of situations you need to escalate, and who you need to escalate to.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Video: Overview of what the fraud is. Three main types of fraud. Consequences of fraud.
Interactive Screen: Overview of factors that cause people to commit the fraud.
Scenario: Employee submitting expenses report from business trip.
Key Learning: Examples of fraudulent acts committed by employees.
Scenario: Questionable sales figures discovered by internal auditor.
Key Learning: Importance of employee's responsibilities to help fight the fraud. Examples of internal and external red flags for fraud.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Economic and social effects of bribery & corruption and the fact they are crimes around the world. Consequences for companies and individuals found guilty. Our policies help protect us.
Scenario: Working with an overseas agent.
Key Learning: An intermediary cannot shield you or the company from acts of bribery or corruption.
Scenario: Vendor offer of an internship for a family member.
Key Learning: This could give the appearance of, and possibly result in, a corrupt situation.
Scenario: Low-cost gifts for clients, i.e., cheap ballpoint pens to T-shirts.
Key Learning: Value of the gift in giver’s eyes is irrelevant – the value to the recipient is the important factor.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Types of risk; location based or country specific, industry related, situational or activity based, and people or relationship based.
Scenario: Possible facilitation payment.
Key Learning: A facilitation payment can be considered a bribe. Always identify and assess the level of risk by considering the countries and people you are dealing with.
Scenario: Risk of bribery or corruption for a high-risk role within a high-risk industry for a company with well-structured policies, procedures, and systems to prevent bribery.
Key Learning: Always assess the level of risk by considering the industries and people you are working with.
Scenario: Risk of bribery or corruption for company that went through rigorous screening process to become an authorized supplier.
Key Learning: Due diligence is a continual task and not just a one-off exercise. You must be able to identify high-risk activity and understand when and how to escalate this type of issue.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Some locations pose a greater risk than others. CPI, assessing risk, red flags, and mitigation.
Scenario: Conducting a corruption risk assessment.
Key Learning: CPI ranks countries by the perceived levels of corruption. If you work in a high-risk location, be aware of the heightened risks. Contact details for questions.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: What is considered a bribe? What counts as gifts or entertainment? What to do if you have any doubts.
Scenario: Identify the expenses that could be perceived as bribes.
Key Learning: There is no minimum value for an improper payment in any form to be considered a bribe. Any offer or promise of something of value is sufficient to be considered a bribe.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Video: Overview of tactics to prevent bribery and corruption. YOU are the most important control against bribery and corruption. Awareness of risk, ability to spot red flags, and willingness to speak up.
Interactive Screen: Red-flag statements and actions to watch out for. Always speak up.
Scenario: How to respond to a request for a gift from a government official.
Key Learning: Giving a gift of a bottle of wine, even a cheap one, to a government official to speed up the permit approval process could be seen as a bribe.
Scenario: How to respond to a request for a cash payment from an official to expedite a customs process.
Key Learning: If a payment is going to an official’s agency or department with some sort of agency form or application, it is likely to be a permissible payment; but if it is going in the pocket of the official, it is likely to be considered a bribe.
Scenario: How to mitigate risk in bribery situations.
Key Learning: Never comply with requests for extra funds for expedition of services. Making an agreement to comply with bribery requests still counts as a bribe, even though no bribe has been given.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Importance of accurate record keeping. National law and company policy set record keeping standards. Everything must be thoroughly documented. Dealing with government officials. Always keep proper records.
Scenario: Payments without receipts made by a third party on our behalf.
Key Learning: We can be liable for actions of third party. Unusual payment requests raise a red flag, and may indicate that the true nature of the transaction is being concealed.
Scenario: Handling a gift of dinner vouchers received as a goodwill gesture.
Key Learning: Check company policy around record keeping, and keep the right records in the right way.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Who are PEPs? How to identify a PEP. Dealing with PEPs. Obtaining senior management approval to work with a PEP.
Scenario: Risk of dealing with someone who is a close relative of a PEP.
Key Learning: A family member of a senior executive holding a position in government potentially exposes our company to the risk or perception of corruption and should be reported.
Scenario: What action to take when you discover an agent you are dealing with is related to a PEP.
Key Learning: Identifying a PEP does not mean you cannot do business with them, but it does mean that additional investigation and ongoing vigilance is required.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Summary screen that wraps up the module, and attestation screen where learners attest that they will always adhere to anti-bribery and corruption policies.

Video: Overview of money laundering. Anti-money laundering controls.
Scenario: Identifying activities that might indicate money laundering.
Key Learning: Criminals may use deception or bribery to launder dirty money. They may also transfer the dirty money to a country with weak money laundering controls. Money launderers expect to lose money turning dirty money into clean money.
Scenario: Identifying other activities that might indicate money laundering.
Key Learning: Criminals have developed numerous clever strategies to launder money. But they are vulnerable to good anti-money laundering controls and to sharp-eyed individuals who understand how to recognize money laundering.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: How do terrorists raise funds? Movement of funds. How does terrorist financing differ from money laundering? Financial intelligence - it's up to you.
Interactive Screen: Red flags for terrorist financing. Tips and lists. High-risk areas. Suspicious activities.
Scenario: Identifying the suspicious lodgments in client's account.
Key Learning: Importance of individual employee's responsibilities - client due diligence and suspicious activity reporting.
Scenario: Identifying the key step when discovering multiple small deposits in client's account.
Key Learning: Importance of client due diligence (CDD) and suspicious activity reporting (SAR).
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Consequences of money laundering. AML sanctions. AML impact. Crime and terror.
Scenario: Identifying the consequences of an accusation of money laundering.
Key Learning: Money laundering, or failing to prevent it, always carries consequences, including a wide range of fines, years of legal proceedings, and the loss of business.
Scenario: Impact of money laundering on economic development.
Key Learning: Successful money laundering leads to more crime or even terrorism. It promotes corruption, undermines the rule of law wherever it occurs, and weakens financial and governmental institutions.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Explanation of placement, layering, and integration. Placement is the best place to stop money laundering.
Scenario: Spotting red flags that may indicate money laundering.
Key Learning: Placement is the conversion of cash into something else of value. It’s important that you can recognize red flags that indicate the placement stage of the money laundering process.
Scenario: Identifying the strategies used to layer dirty money.
Key Learning: Layering is all about hiding the origin of the money once it is in the system
Scenario: Identifying integration methods.
Key Learning: Integration is the return of the assets back to the criminal after sufficient activity to disguise the illicit origin.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Video: Anti-money laundering (AML) controls, laws, and regulations. G7 Financial Action Task Force. Screening and monitoring of all transactions, risk assessment, due diligence, monitoring, and mitigation. Do not tip off. Three lines of defense.
Scenario: Taking action when you suspect money laundering.
Key Learning: When you spot a suspicious behavior, DO NOT contact the client, as this will alert them.
Scenario: What should happen when money laundering is suspected?
Key Learning: When a red flag is raised, the company will avoid direct contact with the suspects. We will conduct our own investigation. The authorities will be brought in if necessary.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Money laundering risk life cycle. Risk assessment on new clients. Build a client profile. Conduct due diligence. Monitoring and risk tolerance.
Interactive Screen: Identifying unusual or suspicious situations. Unwilling behavior. Unnecessary behavior. Unusual behavior Unexplained behavior.
Scenario: Spotting red flags during a risk assessment.
Key Learning: Verify the client’s identity and location, as the identity and location might indicate red flags.
Scenario: Spotting red flags during due diligence.
Key Learning: Determine the client’s ownership structure, identify the source of their wealth and funds, and screen for negative news.
Scenario: Taking action when red flags are identified during the monitoring phase.
Key Learning: During the monitoring phase, you audit past and current controls.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Text & Image Screen: The success of our AML program depends on you! Raise red flags and record issues appropriately.
Interactive Screen: Anti-money Laundering Training controls and reports. Know your customer. CTRs. SARs. How long do we keep records?
Scenario: Taking the correct action when presented with a clear red flag transaction.
Key Learning: We have AML internal reporting requirements, and you must follow them at all times. Never tip off a client if you are suspicious.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Summary screen that wraps up the module, and attestation screen where learners attest that they will always adhere to anti-money laundering policies.

Video: You are an insider at our company. Must not use MNPI to improve your financial situation. Severe consequences. Rules.
Scenario: A client sharing inside information.
Key Learning: If you find yourself in possession of commercially sensitive or inside information, remember that you cannot share or trade on what you know.
Scenario: Broker has been instructed to increase shareholding, but you now have inside information.
Key Learning: Be sure to never share inside information, even if it means withholding an explanation for your actions from friends, family, or professional relationships.
Scenario: Request to keep knowledge that colleague has inside information quiet.
Key Learning: Speak up! If you see a red flag, alert the appropriate department immediately.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Widespread insider trading would destroy confidence in stock market. Heavily regulated. External and internal penalties.
Scenario: Consequences of sharing inside information.
Key Learning: In addition to internal consequences, such as being demoted and even disciplined, employees who breach insider trading rules could face jail time, fines, and penalties.
Scenario: Consequences for individuals and companies found guilty of insider trading.
Key Learning: Internal consequences disciplinary action, demotion, and possibly termination. Impact on our company could include loss of license, loss of business, reputational damage, fines, and legal action.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: What is non-public information? What is material information? Sharing inside information is just as illegal as acting on it.
Interactive Screen: Examples of material information; financial, operational, sales/product, regulatory/legal.
Scenario: Sharing information.
Key Learning: Much of the information you access within our company, although of varying levels of sensitivity, is unlikely to be in the public domain. Therefore, you should not share it with anyone.
Scenario: Sharing information.
Key Learning: Don’t take any risks with MNPI. Important and sensitive information is not for sharing. If information is both material and unlikely to be in the public domain, it should be considered sensitive.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Tippers and tippees. Penalties. Sharing information.
Scenario: First action to take if inside information is inadvertently shared.
Key Learning: If you inadvertently share material non-public information, telling someone “not to tell” will only make it more worthy of repetition. Reporting your breach to the Legal department is the best first step.
Scenario: Consequences of inadvertently tipping.
Key Learning: Don’t “tip off” by sharing MNPI. Speak up if you spot a red flag or breach.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Insider trading policy. Who does the policy apply to? Additional restrictions. Trading windows.
Scenario: Request to trade declined due to designation and events not yet public.
Key Learning: If your application to trade in company shares is rejected, your only option is to appeal the decision.
Scenario: Restrictions and family members.
Key Learning: Partners, children, and any other financially dependent members of a household are prohibited from trading. They also should not share any information they have with anyone.
Scenario: Partner has sold shares without realizing their partner was restricted from trading.
Key Learning: Speak up! Never delay in reporting a breach.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Summary screen that wraps up the module and attestation screen where learners attest that they will always adhere to insider trading policies.

Video: Antitrust and competition laws and regulations ensure healthy competition in the open market.
Scenario: Suggestion to share company pricing structures.
Key Learning: Under no circumstances should you share official company or market-sensitive information with competitors.
Scenario: Language that may violate antitrust and competition laws.
Key Learning: The use of inappropriate words in both external and internal communications could be misinterpreted or mischaracterized by a regulator as indicative of an anti-competitive intent.
Scenario: Suggestion to share a market.
Key Learning: Agreements between competitors that restrict competition by fixing prices, limiting production, or sharing markets or customers are illegal.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Consequences of entering into anti-competitive agreements; price fixing, sharing markets, comparing pricing, and bid collusion.
Scenario: Suggestion on entering a price management strategy with a competitor.
Key Learning: Price fixing can take many forms, and any agreement that restricts price competition violates the law.
Scenario: Identifying anti-competitive practices.
Key Learning: Collusion between parties to rig bids and control the market as a cartel breaks antitrust and competition laws.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Key elements of antitrust and competition rules and regulations concerning dealings with customers. Exclusivity agreements. Anti-competitive agreements. Pro-competitive arrangements. Abuse of a dominant position.
Interactive Screen: Protecting the free market. Real-life examples of the consequences of anti-competitive agreements.
Scenario: Customer will sign an exclusivity agreement in return for matching a competitor’s price.
Key Learning: Unless an agreement already exists between our company’s Legal department and a customer, or a new arrangement can be reached, our antitrust and competition policy prohibits us from entering into exclusivity arrangements with customers.
Scenario: Three customers want to force a fourth to set a minimum price for a region.
Key Learning: Agreements between competitors to fix, raise, lower, or control prices, or agree to a minimum price, a maximum price, or a common pricing system are unlawful.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Real-life example that illustrates the consequences of including anti-competitive language in an internal communication.
Scenario: Identifying questionable wording in a strategy document.
Key Learning: Never put anything in a document that could be interpreted as being anti-competitive.
Scenario: Possible consequences of a joke email with anti-competitive language.
Key Learning: Always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to workplace communication and put a stop to emails that even straddle the line between offensive and acceptable.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Recent fines. How does EU Competition Law affect you? What can the EU Commission do? Can individuals be held responsible?
Interactive Screen: Purpose of EU Competition Law. Rules and enforcement. Leniency policy. Mergers and state aid.
Scenario: Identifying the steps the EU Commission can take during an investigation.
Key Learning: The EU Commission has the power to investigate competition cases and make legally binding decisions.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Interactive Screen: Dealings with competitors. Dealings with customers. Dominant position.
Interactive Screen: Examples of EU competition cases.
Scenario: Imposing an exclusivity cause on customers.
Key Learning: Never act in a way that prevents competitors from competing effectively or drives them out of the market. If we are the dominant player in a market, we must be careful how we deal with customers and competitors.
Scenario: A distributor wants a guarantee that a company will not directly sell its product in their country and that it will prevent other distributors from selling in the country.
Key Learning: You should consider carefully any actions that might be seen to place restrictions on trade in the EU Single Market. “Market partitioning” breaches EU competition law. Distributors must be free to decide where they sell across the EU.
Assessment: Five-question quiz on the content presented in this topic.

Summary screen that wraps up the module, and attestation screen where learners attest that they will always adhere to antitrust and competition laws and policies.

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