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Be tough on fraud

West Dunbartonshire Council is committed to develop an anti-fraud culture among its employees and the public. The Council will seek to ensure that fraud is prevented wherever possible and where detected, it will be thoroughly investigated, overpayments recovered, and consideration given to all civil and criminal disposal options.

How to report fraud

The Council has a dedicated fraud team trained to investigate fraudulent claims in the areas of Tenancy, Procurement, Council Tax Reduction, Scottish Welfare Fund, Social Care, Employee, Insurance, Council Tax exemptions & discounts and Blue Badges.

If you think someone has committed fraud you can contact us now via: 

Fraud referral form

The more information that you can provide the better our investigation will be. 

Any information that you give will be treated in the strictest of confidence and you do not need to tell us your name. 

How can fraud be detected? 

There are a range of methods used to prevent and detect fraud used by West Dunbartonshire Council, such as: 

  • Matching its records against those held by the Department for Work and Pensions and other government agencies.
  • Cross matching internal data.
  • Information can be obtained from employers and credit reference agencies
  • Evidence can be gathered through other official sources. 

Although there are various means of detecting fraud one of the most useful sources of information comes from local knowledge and receiving information from the public.

Report Benefit Fraud

If you would like to report benefit fraud, you can on our benefit fraud page.