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Report a fraud

How to report fraud

Housing benefit and council tax reduction fraud

You can report a suspicion of benefit fraud using one of the following methods:

  • Report Fraud Online: By using our Report a fraud form form
  • By Telephone: By calling our Benefit Fraud Hotline on 01424 787737

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Other types of fraud or corruption

Suspicion of any other type of fraud should be reported using one of the following methods:

  • Report Fraud Online: By using our Whistleblowing form
  • By Telephone: By calling our Fraud Hotline on 01424 787799
  • By Email: By contacting us at audit@rother.gov.uk.
  • In Writing to: Audit Manager, Rother District Council, Town Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3JX

When reporting fraud, please give us as much information as possible. For example:

  • The name and address of the alleged fraudster
  • The nature of the alleged fraud - e.g. claiming benefit while working, claiming council tax single person discount when more than one person is living at the property, sending false bills to the Council, etc
  • When the alleged fraud started
  • Any other relevant information - e.g. dates, times, car registration number, etc.

Any information you give will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

 

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