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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Report suspected fraud

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Please help us prevent, detect and deter fraud. If you suspect that someone is committing fraud within or against the council you should report it straight away.

Allegations of fraud or corruption will be treated seriously and investigated as a matter of urgency. All information is treated in the strictest confidence.

Report all suspected frauds to Internal Audit, 01642 526176 or [email protected].

The Council can be exposed to fraud and corruption through a variety of internal and external sources. The following is a list of some of the types of fraud that may be committed against the Council.

  • Council tax
  • Business rates
  • Disabled Parking / Blue Badge
  • Offences committed by employees or councillors
  • Grants
  • Procurement, suppliers and contractors 
  • Social care
  • School admissions
  • Other types of fraud

Please refer to the Benefit Fraud page for information on Housing Benefit fraud.


Find out more about Fraud

Anti-Fraud Strategy

Data Matching and NFI

Benefit Fraud



Bank Mandate Fraud

Find out more by downloading the guidance document below: 



  • Always be extremely wary should anyone ask you to make changes to any of your banking arrangements.
  • In England, Wales and Northern Ireland if you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report it to Action Fraud UK or by calling 0300 123 2040.