Benefit fraud occurs where a claimant, landlord or third party deliberately misrepresents their circumstances, or fails to declare a change in order to receive Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction Scheme or Social Security Benefits to which they know they are not entitled.
Any information received is kept in the strictest of confidence but you can report suspected benefit fraud anonymously should you want to.
The easiest way to do this is to use the link below:
Report benefit fraud
You can also telephone the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440.
If you have speech or hearing problems you can use a text phone service on 0800 328 0512 or Welsh speakers can call on 0800 678 3722. Your call is free and confidential and you do not have to give your name or address.
You can also report your suspicions by sending the details in writing to NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston PR1 1GP.
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