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Appeal to report Hyndburn fraudsters
8:00pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
FRAUD investigators in Hyndburn are urging people to report suspicious behaviour.
The Hyndburn Council team, which saw record levels in catching benefit cheats last year, said fewer reports had come in over the summer months.
Its latest quarterly report shows the team achieved 11 prosecutions, 29 official cautions and two administrative penalties.
Levels of prosecutions show no increase while cautions and penalties increased by two incidents.
A spokesman said: “The school holidays have ended and people’s routines have, in a lot of cases, returned to normal.
“This is traditionally a time where people become aware of potential fraudulent activity.
“Please be on the look out for the potential signs. If you report it to us promptly, we can put a stop to it.”
To report fraud contact the hotline on 01254 380240.
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