Our Fraud Team

Our fraud team's main function is to detect fraudulent applications for student support. They do this by;

  1. Carrying out proactive and reactive fraud investigations;
  2. Sharing data with

    • The Department of Work and Pensions,
    • Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom service and,
    • Our many partner bodies;

  3. Being part of the Audit Scotland’s National Fraud Initiative

We take a very serious view on fraud or attempted fraud.

We will investigate any instance where fraud may have taken place and, if sufficient evidence is available, we will submit a report to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) for consideration to prosecute the individual.