Fraud awareness

According to the latest figures reported by the National Fraud Authority fraud costs each of us living in England and Wales around £621 a year. On the following pages you will find information and advice to ensure you are not one of the unlucky ones.

Please note that these pages are for information only, and we are not able to receive details of any issues you may have, unless the fraud is being perpetrated against the Council itself. Please see Fraud Reporting to report a fraud against the Council.

We are required by law to protect the public funds we administer and every two years the Council participates in the Cabinet Office's National Fraud Initiative (NFI), an exercise that matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies to prevent and detect fraud.

The use of data for NFI purposes continues to be controlled to ensure compliance with data protection and human rights legislation. For further information see Cabinet office – Data Sharing

We also welcome any feedback you may have, please email us at

Useful websites

Kensington and Chelsea Police - contact details, statistics and advice  Met Police logo
Identity Theft - a joint private and public sector initiative   Identity Theft logo
National Fraud Authority -

an executive agency of the Attorney General's Office.

 National Fraud Authority
SOCA - the Serious Organised Crime Agency   Serious Organised Crime Agency
LoTSA - London Trading Standards Authority   London Trading Standards
GetSafeOnline -  free, independent, user-friendly advice  Get Safe Online