What is fraud and how you can report it
What is fraud?
Fraud is a criminal offence involving false claims. A person committing fraud will give false information in order to claim certain benefits. Please report suspected fraud so we can make sure the right people are getting the right benefits.
Types of fraud
The kinds of fraud to report are:
- non-disclosure of property or capital
- non-disclosure of income
- non-disclosure of a partner
- non-disclosure of other people living in a home
- not declaring a change of address
- false address fraud
How to report fraud
You can report Council Tax Support fraud to us. Other types of fraud should be reported to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Details of how to report fraud are below.
Council Tax Support fraud
If you think someone may be claiming Council Tax Support (CTS) when they shouldn't be you can report this to us. The details you give us will be strictly confidential.
To report CTS fraud you'll need:
- the person's name
- their address
- the type of fraud you think they're committing
- as many details you can give about the suspected fraud
If you're unable to use our online form, please contact us to report the fraud. Our contact details are at the bottom of the page.
To report suspected benefit fraud including Housing Benefit, please contact the DWP. They will look to see if they can investigate your report.
Advice for employers
Following on from a fraud report, we can ask employers for information to help our investigations. For more information please visit our advice for employers page.