Construction scheme card fraud is a serious issue for the industry. We work closely with the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to gather evidence to prosecute fraudulent behaviour and bring criminals to account. We are also committed to preventing fraud.
There are usually a number of security features built into a construction scheme card.
In a genuine CSCS card, it will have:
To find out more about how to tell a genuine CSCS card from a fraudulent one, visit the CSCS website (External link - Opens in a new tab or window).
Alternatively, use our online Card Checker - if it is a genuine card, you should be able to find it on the system.
If you suspect a worker of using a fraudulent card to work or enter a construction site:
*Please note: Contacting the police is at the discretion of each individual site and subject to company rules. CSCS and CITB always recommend contacting the police as this information can be helpful to the authorities when tackling issues such as modern day slavery, people trafficking and right to work investigations.
We are also committed to minimising fraudulent activity in the delivery of the Site Safety Plus (SSP) suite of courses. This includes the unauthorised publication of SSP course assessment answers test answers for the use in end of course assessments.
Where we find published papers on the internet, we will seek to remove them and take legal action against the publishers.
The purchase and use of these papers as a training/revision aid is not supported by CITB and using them could result in revising the wrong information and failing the test.
The use of this material may be viewed as cheating and any CSCS card being issued as a result being revoked.
Should you be approached or made aware of web pages offering this service, please email full details to firstname.lastname@example.org where we shall investigate further.