Benefit fraud includes:
- making false statements or providing false documents
- providing inaccurate, misleading or incomplete information
- failing to report a change in circumstances that might affect benefit entitlement
- allowing or causing any of the above to happen, in order that benefit is paid to any person, including landlords
If you are suspected of benefit fraud
You can find more information about what is likely to happen if you are suspected of benefit fraud on the GOV.UK website.
Report someone else of benefit fraud
If you think someone is claiming benefits to which they are not entitled you can:
Borough of Poole
PO BOX 722
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please provide as much information as you can about the person and why you think they are committing benefit fraud. The law says that we must have good reason to investigate a person. All information given will be treated in the strictest confidence and you do not have to give your name.
Page last updated: 09 January 2019