REFERENCE LIBRARY

ADDRESS / ID CHECKS

Check UK postcode barcodes (RM4SCC)

How to check machine-readable travel documents


CYBER SECURITY

The wired guide to digital security

The Cyber Threat to UK business 2016/17 report

A list of free online cybersecurity training resources

NCSC Glossary infographic <NEW>

Cyber Security resources

The Security Education Companion


DARK WEB GUIDES

Dark Web Report + TorGhost + EyeWitness == Goodness

Dark web links 2018 <NEW>

The Grand Tor: How to Go Anonymous Online

5 Best alternatives to TOR

Dark Web explained

List of Secure Dark Web Email Providers in 2018 <NEW>

Really Private Browsing: An unofficial user’s guide to Tor


FACT CHECKING GUIDES

A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders <NEW>

Inside the trenches of an information war

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

Introducing ‘The Insurance Experiments’

FightHoax is an AI-powered algorithm that fact checks news articles to detect fake news.

How to read a balance sheet

Factitious – test your fake news detection skills with this game

Fact check the news


FRAUD PREVENTION RESOURCES

A practical guide to tackle auto insurance fraud – Part 1 

A practical guide to tackle auto insurance fraud – Part 2

A practical guide to tackle auto insurance fraud – Part 3 

A practical guide to tackle auto insurance fraud – Part 4

A practical guide to tackle auto insurance fraud – Part 5

A practical guide to tackle auto insurance fraud – Part 6

A practical guide to tackle auto insurance fraud – Part 7

Anti-Fraud Education lesson plans for KS3&4

Crash for cash hotspots (September 2017)

The UK fraud capitals (June 2016)

Everything you need to know about ghost broking

The little book of big scams (third edition) <NEW>


IMAGE GUIDES

How to Spot Fake Photos on the Web

Visual Verification Guide – Photos

Visual verification Guide – Video

Placing the subject behind the camera

How to take a screen shot of an entire web page

How to tell if a photo has been doctored


OSINT GATHERING GUIDES & TECHNIQUES

Free Cheat Sheets, Revision Aids and Quick References 

Cognitive bias cheat sheet <NEW>

Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

Guide to names and naming practices <NEW>

How to find Metadata in word documents

Handbook for Safeguarding Sensitive PII <NEW>

OSINT tools and how you learn how to use them

51 tools for security analysts

History of Open Source <NEW>

The Investigator’s Handbook: A Guide to Using OpenCorporates 

Global investigations tutorial

International affairs resources

A Reporters look at Open Source Intelligence (video)

Verification handbook <NEW>

How to Recover a Deleted File: The Ultimate Guide

NFS guidelines for statements

Find out specific distance places are from you

Wrapping Intelligence Around the Open Source Whirlwind <NEW>

How to Use Google Forms to Create an Interactive Workflow

Re-examining Private Investigator Ethics in a Divided Political Era

Data sharing checklists

BBC Investigation support

OSINT framework

Cheat sheets


SEARCH ENGINE GUIDES

An in-depth guide to Google ranking factors

Compare Surface Engines

Google search tips

Google commands

Mastering Google

Search engine watch <NEW>

Top search tips

8 Search Tricks That Work on DuckDuckGo but Not on Google


SOCIAL NETWORK GUIDES

How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You’ve Ever Met

How to identify and debunk fake Twitter accounts

Facebook image recognition

Facebook Graph Searching

The complete Facebook privacy guide

How to see the relationship of any two people on Facebook

Become a social media guru

How people around the world spend their time on Social Media


WEBSITES

Can you spot a copycat websites?

Opt-out guide

General web resources