Reporting fraud and scams
About reporting fraud
Fraud is a crime and we need your help to find the people who are cheating the system. It costs taxpayers millions of pounds every year.
If you think someone is committing fraud, please report this using the relevant pages in this section.
What we do to prevent fraud
We have trained officers with many years of experience. We take all allegations of fraud seriously and look into every allegation received.
To help prevent fraud we:
- Work with investigators and enforcement officers from other functions across the council, Greater Manchester Police and other organisations. Sharing knowledge, skills and powers to support joint investigations and prosecutions.
- Check all the information that the customer has supplied.
- Potentially share information we're given to support a claim with other agencies, such as the Cabinet Office, HM Revenue and Customs.
- Prosecute offenders and recover overpayments.
- Look into all suspicious claims.
Scams are one of the most common types of fraud. They can come in many forms but all are designed to trick you to get hold of your money.
You can report certain types of scams, even if you've not fallen victim to them.