WDH participates in the National Fraud Initiative (NFI) data matching exercise carried out by the Cabinet Office. This is a national scheme run by the Government, which aims to assist in the prevention and detection of fraud.
Our aim is to protect WDH and the money we collect, such as rent, from the risk of fraud.
We need to advise you that WDH will provide tenancy data for use in the exercise. However, please be assured that this process is properly controlled and fully complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
Data matching involves comparing sets of data, such as the tenancy or benefits records of a body, against other records held by the same or another body to see how far they match. The data is usually personal information. The data matching allows potentially fraudulent sub-letting, benefit claims and payments to be identified.
Where a match is found it may indicate that there is an inconsistency that requires further investigation. No assumption can be made as to whether there is fraud, error or other explanation until an investigation is carried out.
Further details can be found in the Tenants and Leaseholders Handbook, available from service access points and on our website.
If you have any questions or concerns about the NFI you can contact OneCALL on 0345 8 507 507 or see the Government NFI website.