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Protecting your good name Worldwide


Dr Steve Strickland
Vice President  Head of Anti Bribery and Corruption, Europe and Middle East, Barclaycard

Jim is a leading light in the UK fight against fraud, he is one of the industries leading counter fraud leaders and a great ambassador for the ACFE. Jim is extreemely motivated and is always keen to drive improvements in countering fraud and the advancement of the counter fraud community. It has been a pleasure to work with Jim over the past 5 years and I look forward to working with him in the future.

Bobby Gracey, Vice President Global Counter Fraud Solutions, Crawford & Company

Jim is one of the most recognised figures in the banking and credit card counter fraud environment.What Jim does not know about fraud identification and management is simply not worth knowing! Coupled with his inter personal and listening skills makes Jims approach to business solutions stand out from the crowd.I have had the pleasure of working with Jim at a recent International conference i look forward to more in the future.” 

Jackie Barwell,
Head of International (Fraud) Products Retail Decisions

If you are looking for a subject matter expert on financial fraud - or a great public speaker on the subject - then Jim is your man. His expertise range from retail banking fraud to internal and large Corporate fraud. His strengths lie in directing fraud operations, setting strategy and fraud mgmt and investigations methodology. I can't recommend Jim highly enough

Alexander McLaren, Professional Investigative Accounting, Begbies Traynor (Central) LLP

Jim is the ultimate in the prevention or detection of organised or occupational fraud. His knowledge of the subject matter, especially within the financial services sector is second to none. Jim Oakes is highly recommended both in the public and private sectors

Kieron Sharp, Director General, Federation Against Copyright Theft

I have known Jim for almost 20 years and his knowledge of fraud, investigations and prevention is second to none. He is always a good sounding board and also someone on whose advice you can rely. If you want to know something about fraud and its myriad facets then Jim is the man to ask.”

Vincent DeLuca, Director of Investigations & Risk Operations, GE Capital

Jim is a highly effective, expert in Fraud Management in the financial services sector. He is versatile,and has had experience in all phases of
financial fraud control including prevention, detection, investigation and recovery. His tremendous global network has made him instrumental in assisting in international crime prevention, and he is a key asset in his industry.


Emeric Miszti, CISSP Information Security Manager, GE Money Home Lending

“Jim was one of the first non-IT managers with whom I established very strong relations we subsequently worked together on a number of investigations and data loss projects. He is thorough, dedicated, tenacious, very professional and has a huge network of contacts. On top of this he has a pleasant and engaging manner and personality which makes working with him and absolute pleasure.” 

Malcolm Maycock, Director, WM Investigation Ltd

“Jim is a directed person whose knowledge within the industry is second to none. I initially got to know Jim through ACFE where he is highly regarded.”

Soren Nielsen Account Director at SAS Software

“Jim Oakes has a rare ability to, in a very professional way, getting things moved forward towards conclusion in a way that helps a lot of people at the same time. The rare thing about it is that he does it in a relaxed atmosphere always with a smile on his face. What I particularly like about Jim Oakes is that he is a try-scorer. He makes things happen.”

Ian Henderson Owner and CEO of Advanced Forensics

“Jim’s an outstanding investigator and regularly achieves fast, effective results. He’s also a pleasure to work with – which is a bonus.”


Riten Gohil E-Crimes Consulting

“Jim is one of the leading experts in fraud prevention around. Well networked, he is respected for leading fraud management functions at leading banking organisations. Through his involvement in groups such as ACFE,IAFCI,FAP,IPSA and FICAS he is able to open up doors globally. A great example of this was in our 2005 trip to Mumbai, India to research fraud exposure in call centres and BPO's

Peter Dorrington Head of Industry Marketing Strategy at SAS UK & Ireland

“I found Jim's ability to engage at all levels in counter-fraud work refreshing and helpful. He had an excellent command of his subject from theory, through strategy and right into the depths of practice. An excellent 'all-rounder'.”

David Browne Forensic Document Examiner at BSB Forensic

“I have provided forensic Document support for Jim in many cases since 1996. He always had an encyclopaedic understanding of the detailed facets of each investigation. As such it was always satisfying to work with a consummate professional and to be able to help take investigations forward to their successful conclusions.”

Barry Robinson Due Diligence and Asset Tracing Consultant, Directorships: Risk Awareness Ltd and Company Documents Ltd

 “I was privileged to work with Jim Oakes for 3 years in the Fraud Investigation Dept of Citibank in London. Jim excelled at: - on site investigations at home and abroad - making critical decisions and acting accordingly - liaison with law enforcement, lawyers, senior bankers, other banks employees and government representatives - producing training modules based on his experiences” 


Industry recognition 

Appointed as a member of the ACFE Board of Review - March 2015

Served as Chairman
Board of Regents Association of Certified Fraud Examiners   2012 -2014
The Board sets membership standards to promote professionalism and ensure the reputation of the CFE credential. 

The Compliance Register 2011 Platinum Awards
The Compliance Register, International Organisation for Compliance Proffesionals and Senior Executives in the Financial Services Industry

Runnerup -  Best Financial Crime Consultant 2011


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