Student Awards Agency Scotland fraud losses: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

1. In the financial year 2022-2023 how much has money been lost as a result of fraud?

2. In the financial year 2022-2023 how much has been spent to retrieve money lost to fraud?


1. In the financial year 2022-2023 our total loss to fraud was £262,551.00.

2. We are unable to provide this information as the recovery of fraud cases is included in all SAAS debt recovery managed by the SAAS Recoveries Team. Student overpayments can arise from other circumstances, not just fraudulent activity.

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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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