Fraud - Report suspected fraud


We are committed to the prevention, deterrence and detection of bribery. We have zero-tolerance towards bribery. We aim to maintain anti-bribery compliance ‘business as usual’, rather than as a one-off exercise.

If you suspect that someone is committing fraud, bribery or corruption against the council we would like to know about it.

Please complete this online referral form with as much detail as you have available.

Alternatively you can call our fraud hotline 24 hours a day on 0800 0521010 or you can email us at
All referrals will be treated as confidential.

Please note: The DWP have taken over responsibility for investigating Housing Benefit fraud, and if your referral relates to or has elements of this, you will need to contact the DWP National Benefit Fraud Helpline by the following methods:

Helpline: 0800 854 4400 (textphone 0800 320 0512)


Post: NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston, PR1 1GP

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