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Report a Fraud

If you have any concerns regarding fraud and corruption within or against Gosport Borough Council then please contact us as below.


Any information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence. You do not have to give your name, but it may increase the chances of a successful investigation if you do. We would ask that you provide us with as much information about the fraud as possible, as this will enable an effective investigation to be carried out.


Benefit Fraud


If your concern is about benefit payments a person is claiming, then please use our report a benefit fraud online form.  Alternatively, you can contact our fraud hotline on 023 9254 5355 or email.


Any other fraud


If your concern is about any other type of fraud, then please use our corporate fraud online form.  Alternatively, you can contact our fraud hotline on 023 9254 5355 or email us.


Examples of concerns you may have are:


  • Someone not resident at their council house or sub-letting their social housing property

  • Someone applying to go on the housing waiting list who has lied about their circumstances

  • Someone claiming a council tax discount or exemption fraudulently

  • Someone using an altered or forged blue badge

  • Someone misusing their resident's parking permit

  • Someone who has obtained fraudulent grants to improve their home

  • Dishonest behaviour by a member of staff or a council contractor


Victim of Fraud


If you think you have personally been a victim of fraud then this should be reported to Action Fraud 

If the Fraud involves use of your credit card,  then this should be reported to the card provider / bank in the first instance, who should then report it to Action Fraud.


If the fraud involves a company operating in our local area then please contact:

Hampshire County Council Trading Standards on 01962 833620 or email tsadvice@hants.gov.uk.

If you are approached by someone purporting to be an employee of Gosport Borough Council we can check this out for you. Please contact our fraud hotline on 023 9254 5355 or email us.


Complaint about the behaviour of a Councillor or employee


Please visit our complaints page.


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