PEOPLE are being warned about the harm caused by tenancy fraud.

Durham County Council has teamed up with other local authorities and housing providers for Regional Tenancy Fraud Awareness Week (RTFAW,) which aims to let people know about social housing fraud and the impact it has on public funds and families in need of homes.

RTFAW has been organised by the North East Tenancy Fraud Forum to coincide with National Fraud Awareness Week, which runs until this Saturday.

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The forum members will be providing information to the public and staff via social media, websites, posters and presentations, on the different kinds of tenancy fraud.

To report tenancy or any other kind of fraud phone 03000-266745 or email