Dudley Council is committed to making sure that council money is used for the purposes for which it is intended, meeting the needs of local people.
Taxpayers, service users, local people and the council all have a vested interest in ensuring that council money and property is protected from those who seek to steal or misuse it.
Fraudulent use of council money can include people:
Please note that investigation of benefit fraud is organised nationally by the Department for Work and Pensions. Report benefit fraud online or call the national benefit fraud hotline on 0800 854 440.
You can report suspicions of fraud, theft or corruption to us in complete confidence and without fear of discrimination. See the confidential reporting section below for details. Please provide as much information as possible to help us investigate your concerns.
Useful details could include:
Our corporate fraud team will look into all reported incidents thoroughly and ensure all possible appropriate action is taken.
Please be assured that any contact details provided will be held safely and treated in strict confidence.
There are three ways you can contact fraud investigation staff: