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Tackling and reporting fraud

People holding fraudulently obtained CSCS cards are not qualified to do their job and cannot demonstrate the required level of health and safety knowledge needed to operate safely on site.

Over recent years the construction industry has seen the emergence of criminal gangs employing sophisticated methods across various fraud types and to illegitimately obtain construction related qualifications, which are then used to apply for CSCS cards.

Current fraud prevention measures are proving to be successful with incidents of fraud impacting less than one per cent of all applications, but more work is required to fully eliminate fraud.

CSCS works closely with Awarding Organisations, CITB, HMRC, the Police, Trading Standards and other agencies to identify and take action against those attempting to deceive construction employers.

How to report a fraudulent card

Guidance on reporting a suspected fraudulent card