Insurance Fraud

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What you need to know

In order to protect council taxpayers’ money, we aim to detect and prevent fraud.

We do this in a number of ways, such as:

  • The council’s insurers share information with other organisations to prevent fraudulent insurance claims
  • We may release details of your claim to other organisations, which also have a duty to protect public funds.

The National fraud initiative – data matching page provides more information.

If you are aware of a fraudulent insurance claim please call the Insurance Section on 01724 296073 or, alternatively, contact the council’s fraud hotline.

The first £50,000 of each and every claim is met by the council itself and therefore ultimately by the council taxpayer. By helping us to detect fraud you will be helping the community.


01724 296073

Insurance section
Finance Service
Hewson House
Station Road
DN20 8XB