Fighting fraud is all about having access to accurate data about an individual.
The National Fraud Authority Annual Fraud Indicator shows that the total loss from Local Government fraud is £2.1 billion a year.
The multi-agency strategic plan Fighting Fraud Together states, ‘…the costs of fraud cannot be measured solely in terms of monetary loss. The effects permeate throughout society.'
In order to combat fraud, regardless of the type, you need an accurate understanding of the individual who is applying for a service, and of their personal circumstances. This is where Equifax can help.
Why choose Equifax?
By combining our extensive data assets with our proven data matching and analytical techniques, Equifax can help you assess the level of risk you face from fraud.
We can help you to spot:
- Housing tenancy fraud, Blue Badge scheme abuse, false applications for school places and more – by confirming whether an individual really resides at the address they provide
- Council tax fraud – by identifying when other individuals living at a given address invalidate claims for a Single Person Discount
- Identity fraud – by verifying that the identity exists and that the individual is the true owner of the identity
- Data manipulation fraud (and error) – by highlighting inconsistencies between the details an individual provides and those thought to be correct
- Collusion and organised fraud – by identifying multiple applications for benefits or services from individuals using the same or similar details.
Then, when a potential fraud is identified, we can provide you with access to comprehensive data on the individual – presented in a user-friendly format – to help you investigate further.
Access our fraud prevention services via an online, screen-based service; by sending us records via a secure link to be processed and returned; or by integrating the service directly into your own systems via a secure data exchange.
"The National Fraud Authority Annual Fraud Indicator shows that the total loss from Central Government fraud is £2.6 billion a year. Furthermore, e multi-agency strategic plan Fighting Fraud Together states, ‘…the costs of fraud cannot be measured solely in terms of monetary loss. The effects permeate throughout society.'"The National Fraud Authority