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Anti-fraud solution for Local Authorities

Anti-fraud solution for Local Authorities

Combatting fraud with sophisticated data-matching technology

Highlighting fraud by detecting data anomalies

Sentinel’s Data Hub provides vital support for local authorities as they seek to combat benefit fraud and identity fraud.

With its advanced matching capability, Sentinel's technology works by highlighting irregular data patterns, detecting anomalies, and discovering where multiple records exist for the same person.

Our pattern recognition software sees through and highlights attempts by individuals to disguise their real identity. For example, where deliberately misspelled or middle names are used or where an alias is given instead.

Examples of fraud that our software can identify include:

  • Identity theft - detecting multiple records that show a person is claiming the same benefits or services many times over
  • Eligibility fraud - where a person is applying for something that conflicts with eligibility criteria they have already given to other parts of an organisation, such as claiming to be under 60 to qualify for one type of benefit whilst claiming to be over 60 to get a free travel card
  • Location-based fraud - where data anomalies show a person is using different properties to claim for benefits, such as admission preference to a particular school
  • Property-based fraud - where our system shows multiple people linked to a property that has a single occupancy discount being claimed on Council Tax.

Our web-based technology can also provide a real time check as part of an application or assessment process. We can also help organisations to share information about specific customers in controlled and compliant ways, enabling a cross agency view of individuals and records.

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