Fraud

Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting centre. They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. If you have been scammed, ripped off or conned – get in touch with them to report a fraud or get help and advice on fraud prevention.

Tenancy Fraud is a term used to describe a range of different circumstances where council housing is obtained improperly or is misused or wrongly occupied. This is a matter for your local council.

Benefit Fraud is when someone claiming Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support intentionally fails to notify the council's benefit section when their circumstances have changed, or when they make a false statement to receive the benefit or support.This should be reported to your local council.

Whistle-blowing is a means of contacting councils' internal audit teams to report potential irregularity concerning the council.  It may be a criminal act such as theft or fraud; it may be failure to observe or breaches of the council's governing policies and procedures. Again this should be reported to your local council.