Fareham council calls for public help in fraud crackdown

PEOPLE are being asked to help their local authority crack down on fraud in the area.

Tuesday, 5th July 2016, 6:01 am

Fareham Borough Council is encouraging residents to report more on any incidents they know about and says it is continually carrying out work to prevent more cases of fraud.

Councillor Sean Woodward, leader of the council said: ‘It’s important that we work with residents to catch the fraudsters in Fareham.

‘There are a number of ways that it can be reported, including the Fareham Fraud app, which allows people to discreetly report something from their phone.’

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The council is also cracking down on housing fraud and has advised residents to look more keenly for examples of this.

Residents are told to look out for incidents of properties being sublet and people selling house keys.

Fraud can be reported at [email protected] or on 01329 824667.