Report fraud

Report Fraud

We have a Corporate Fraud Team who investigate fraud and irregularity allegations.  These can include suspected council tax reduction and single person's discount fraud, blue badge, social care payments, housing/tenancy, right to buy, business rates, grants.


If you do not see the type of 'fraud' listed here that you have concerns about, please do report or contact us anyway to discuss, as we may be able to help.

We hold any information you give in the strictest confidence.

Please provide as much of the following information as possible to help us investigate your suspicions:

  • Names and detailed descriptions of the people you are reporting
  • Details of the type of fraud they are committing
  • How long it has been happening and where it has taken place
  • Any other relevant details - where they work or their vehicle details, household composition for example 

Reporting fraud online is quick and easy. It helps if you complete as much relevant information as possible as we may not be able to investigate if we do not have enough details.



Report Fraud Online

Use this form if you suspect someone of committing fraud against Powys County Council, the information goes directly to the Corporate Fraud Team who deal with all reports of fraud seriously.

Report Fraud Online here Report Fraud Form



Housing Benefit Fraud

You should now report cases of housing benefit fraud to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Information and guidance on reporting Benefit Fraud

Report Benefit Fraud to the DWP Report Benefit Fraud to the DWP



Other types of fraud

To report identity fraud, online or internet crimes or corporate / individual fraud the police have a dedicated unit called Action Fraud which is a national reporting centre.

Report something to Action Fraud Report something to Action Fraud


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