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Payment fraud

Payment fraud is any fraud that involves falsely creating or diverting payments.

Payment fraud can include:

  • creating bogus customer records and bank accounts so that false payments can be generated
  • intercepting and altering payee details and amounts on cheques and Payable Orders, then attempting to cash them
  • creating false payment and financial information to support fraudulent claims for benefits
  • processing false claims by accomplices for benefits, grants or repayments
  • self authorising payments to oneself.

If fraud has been committed, report it to Action Fraud.

See also:
Cheque fraud
Benefit fraud
Procurement fraud