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Hertfordshire County Council
 

Know a cheat on your street?

We need your help to report those committing fraud. Tenancy, council tax and blue badge fraud costs Hertfordshire taxpayers over £7.5 million a year.

Why report fraud?

  • Every year, thousands of pounds of your money is stolen by cheaters - money that should be used to improve your community.
  • Your report will be treated in the strictest confidence and can be given anonymously.
  • Report fraud online or call our fraud hotline on 0300 123 4033.

Report fraud using the online form

What types of fraud can I report?

  • Report tenancy, council tax or blue badge fraud to us if it's happening in Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire.
  • For housing benefit, income support or a disability benefit fraud, contact the Department for Work and Pensions on GOV.UK.
  • If the fraud was committed against you, contact your local police or Action Fraud.

Report benefit fraud on GOV.UK

Blue badge fraud

Blue badge fraud

  • Costs Hertfordshire taxpayers around £100,000 a year (based on 2014 figures).
  • Common types include altering a badge or using someone else's badge.
  • If you suspect that someone is fraudulently using a blue badge, please let us know.

Report blue badge fraud

Council tax fraud

Council tax fraud

  • Costs Hertfordshire taxpayers £1.2 million a year (based on 2014 figures).
  • Includes false discounts or exemptions and falsely claiming to live alone or be a student.
  • If you suspect that someone is committing council tax fraud, please let us know.

Report council tax fraud

Tenancy fraud

Tenancy fraud

  • Costs Hertfordshire taxpayers £6.5 million a year (based on 2014 figures).
  • Includes subletting a council house, not living in the property and leaving it empty, making a fraudulent Right to Buy application or providing false or misleading information to get a council house.
  • If you suspect that someone is committing tenancy fraud, please let us know.

Report tenancy fraud

School admission applications

School admission applications

  • Each year, we receive over 40,000 school applications. A number of fraudulent applications are made.
  • Fraudulent school admission applications take school places from local children.
  • If you suspect that someone is committing school admission application fraud, please let us know.

REPORT SCHOOL ADMISSION APPLICATION FRAUD

Shared Anti-Fraud Service (SAFS)

Shared Anti-Fraud Service (SAFS)

  • SAFS is a partnership of councils across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire with the aim to reduce fraud and the risk of fraud.
  • We provide a fraud prevention and investigation service to partner organisations across all services they provide.
  • This includes business rates, blue badge, tenancy and housing, procurement and contract and care services.

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