Wrexham County Borough Council recognises that as well as causing financial loss, fraud is also detrimental to the provision of services, and damaging to the reputation of, and confidence in, the Council and public bodies in general.
The Council has reviewed its existing counter fraud arrangements to ensure that it continues to be effective in detecting and tackling all types of fraud including benefit fraud including bribery and benefit fraud.
Fraud is a serious matter that affects us all because at the end of the day it is money that is being illegally taken away from other services. The council operates a zero-tolerance policy against fraud and will not permit it to be tolerated or perpetuated. That is why we continue to put measures in place to help stamp it out.
Where fraud does occur then the Council will take immediate action to recover any losses and to prevent the fraud happening again. Criminal prosecutions will be considered where appropriate in consultation with the North Wales Police.
We would encourage anyone who suspects fraud to contact the Council and offer a variety of ways in which this can be done confidentially.
As well as an online fraud reporting form, the Council offers a confidential hotline on 01978 292728 to which information can be passed 24 hours a day. Callers can also visit the Council offices at Lambpit Street and speak to someone confidentially.
The Council is opposed to all types of fraud and we appreciate the public’s ongoing support for our counter-fraud activities.
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