BEWARE: fraudsters are taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis
During the coming weeks the Council will be supporting communities through a range of financial measures to help businesses and individuals during the coronavirus crisis.
Unfortunately, criminals are using the crisis to scam people out of their money and personal information by requesting information by text message, e-mail or social media on the pretext that they are the Council.
North Lincolnshire Council will never send you an unsolicited text message, e-mail or social media request to asking for your personal or financial information.
If you receive an unsolicited text message or an e-mail from North Lincolnshire Council asking you to provide personal or financial information….STOP…. It’s a scam.
For the latest information about how the council is providing financial support during the coronavirus crisis and how this support can be obtained go to our Coronavirus (COVID -19) webpages.
Further information on other Covid 19 fraud scams can be found on the Friends Against Scams website.
As with other large organisations, the size and nature of the council’s services puts it at risk to loss due to fraud and corruption both from within the council and outside it.
We are committed to making sure that the opportunity for fraud and corruption is reduced to the lowest possible risk. Where there is the possibility of fraud, corruption and other related problems, we will deal with it in a firm, consistent and controlled manner.
Anti-fraud and corruption strategy
View our Anti-fraud and corruption strategy [PDF, 455Kb]
An important part of this approach is the anti-fraud strategy which the council uses to advise and guide members and staff on its approach to the serious issues of fraud and corruption. This document provides an overview of our policy in this matter and includes a fraud response plan [PDF, 314Kb] which provides more detailed guidance on how we will deal with fraud and corruption.
We expect all members, employees, consultants, contractors, and service users, to be fair and honest, and to provide any help, information and support we need to deal with fraud and corruption.