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Tackling and reporting fraud

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

Various types of fraud exist to illegitimately obtain construction related qualifications, which are then used to apply for CSCS cards.

Current fraud prevention measures are proving successful, with incidents of fraud remaining low, but more work is required to fully eliminate fraud.

CSCS works closely with Awarding Organisations, CITB, HMRC, the Police, Trading Standards and other regulatory bodies to verify qualifications, tackle and investigate instances of malpractice at training centres and take action against those attempting to deceive the industry.

How to report a fraudulent card

Guidance on reporting a suspected fraudulent card