Tips For Reporting Benefit Fraud
This article will give you tips for reporting benefit fraud. Benefit fraud can cost the government thousands to millions of dollars each year. To help the government catch people who are suspected of fraud--which are people who are receiving money in a dishonest manner--you can report them in a few ways. Fraud occurs in many departments such as insurance, food stamps, welfare, and even housing benefit fraud.
What you will need:
- Suspect's personal information
- Evidence of benefit fraud
Investigating the person you suspected of benefit fraud. You can report people suspected of benefit fraud by filling out an online form. You can also choose to call the National Benefit Fraud Hotline at 0800 854 440. Hours of operation is between 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Calling the hotline is toll free and you can choose to remain anonymous. If you would prefer to write a letter, send the letter to the National Benefit Fraud Hotline: P.O. Box 224 Preston, PR1, 1GP.
Collect information about the suspect. You will need to collect personal information about the person you are reporting such as what vehicle the person is driving, information about their employer if the suspect is employed, an in-depth description of the suspect and the suspect's name and address.
- You would need to collect proof of the benefit fraud before contacting the authorities. You can also contact the police by giving them the evidence you have collected and let them start an investigation.