How To Report Benefit Fraud

Fraud Landscape

It is important that people who are claiming benefit to which they are not entitled to are reported to the Benefit Investigation Unit. The more information you give us the more likely the investigation will result in a successful conclusion.

So how can you help us stop Benefit Fraud?

Do you know anyone who is claiming benefit and shouldn't be? If so, please contact us (see below). To help us stop them there are always certain questions or pieces of information to remember when contacting us:

  • Who?
  • What?
  • Why?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • How?

Instead of just saying that someone is working, tell us who is working? Where? What do they do? What time do they leave/return? How do they travel? What sort of car? What colour? What is the registration number? How long for?

Always remember that the more information we have at the start of an investigation the better we are able to investigate. Getting the extra details can make the difference between a person not being investigated because we don't have enough details and the same person being prosecuted.