Anti Fraud Coordinators

In each office there is an Anti-Fraud Coordinator (AFC; in German: Betrugsbekämpfungskoordinator, BBKO) for the individual sectors and regional customs units. They are members of the management and communicate in their function at management level and with each other. The AFC is the point of contact for all anti-fraud matters at the local level, within the department for other organisational units, as well as externally for institutions and public authorities. They also act as an information hub to the outside world, for example when it comes to external information exchange or cooperation with external institutions and authorities.

A core task of the BBKO is the establishment and coordination of local risk management in the tax office. In this context, possible fraud-relevant information and facts are collected and data analyses in internal and external data sources carried out. These data, collected and analysed with a focus on anti-fraud, are processed further according to the risk management cycle (identification, analysis, assessment, aggregation and evaluation of risks and fraud scenarios).