International Fraud Awareness Week 2020

IFAW banner - STOP fraud

The NHSCFA has produced new awareness resources to help NHS organisations take part in International Fraud Awareness Week (15-21 November 2020) by raising awareness of fraud among their people. All resources are available on this page.

The resources are primarily designed for use by Local Counter Fraud Specialists and communications teams in the NHS. If you have any questions about fraud awareness initiatives in your organisation or want to discuss use of these resources, we’d encourage you to contact your Local Counter Fraud Specialist.

Sample content

NHS organisations and their Local Counter Fraud Specialists can use the sample news content and sample social media posts below to develop their own content in support of International Fraud Awareness Week.

Banners and posters

STOP fraud (banner)

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Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud (banner)
Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud banner View/Download
Don’t get hooked by phishing criminals (banner)
Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud banner View/Download
WHAT is fraud? (banner)

Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud banner View/Download
STOP fraud (poster/leaflet)
STOP fraud poster/leaflet View/Download

Short animations

Mandate fraud
Investment fraud

Generic versions

Generic versions of all visual resources developed for International Fraud Awareness Week are available to view or download below. These can be used to raise awareness of fraud all year round.


STOP fraud (banner)

STOP fraud banner View/Download
Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud (banner)
Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud banner View/Download
Don’t get hooked by phishing criminals (banner)
Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud banner View/Download

WHAT is fraud? (banner)

Remain vigilant to stop procurement fraud banner View/Download



Other resources

Besides the new materials developed for International Fraud Awareness Week, a range of other resources are available to help you raise awareness of fraud against the NHS.

All materials are available to view or download in digital formats. If you would like high-quality versions of any of the materials for professional printing, please contact us at comms@nhscfa.gsi.gov.uk.

Be a fraud fighter

'Be a fraud fighter’ banner - white version
Fraud Fighter banner 1 View/Download
'Be a fraud fighter’ banner - blue version
Fraud Fighter banner 2 View/Download
Be a fraud fighter poster/leaflet
Be a fraud fighter
         Poster View/Download

Know how to spot NHS fraud

Know how to spot NHS fraud banner
Know how to spot NHS fraud_Banner View/Download

Videos and animations

What does fraud cost you?
What is NHS fraud?

This animation provides a definition of fraud against the NHS and uses a case example (based on a real case of procurement fraud) to illustrate it.

Stop fraud in its tracks

This animation shows an example of a mandate fraud (also known as payment diversion fraud) stopped by the quick thinking of an NHS employee, to support a wider message on fraud prevention.


Story of a fraud

This animation introduces Fraudy, a fictional character representing a fraud, and follows it through a case example (based on a real case of NHS payroll fraud). Will Fraudy manage to remain invisible?

Introducing the NHS Counter Fraud Authority

Sue Frith, Chief Executive Officer of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority, provides a short introduction to the organisation.

Who pays for NHS fraud?

This animation provides examples of different types of fraud affecting the NHS, highlights the impact of NHS fraud and explains how to report it.

Working when sick (short animation)

This animation shows an example of working while off sick. It highlights the importance of reporting fraud and the consequences for those who commit it.

Ghost patients (short animation)

This animation shows an example of claiming for NHS care that was never delivered through the creation of fake patients. It highlights the importance of reporting fraud and the consequences for those who commit it.

A case of fake ID (short animation)

This animation shows an example of using fake identification to gain employment in the NHS. It highlights the importance of reporting fraud and the consequences for those who commit it.