Report benefit fraud

Benefit fraud is theft and is a criminal offence. Benefit fraudsters are stealing your money. 

If you think that someone is cheating the benefit system or lying about their claim for Council Tax Support or Housing Benefit either:

Report it:


By Telephone: National Benefit Fraud Hotline  0800 854 440

By post: NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston, PR1 1GP

Please note:

You will not be asked to give your name. Your report is confidential, and even if you choose to give your name, it will never be disclosed to anyone outside the investigation.  

You will not receive any reply or acknowledgement to the information you give; as the content of any investigation is highly confidential.

Every allegation of fraud will be looked at. Some will be investigated; but for some, details may already be known.

The more detailed the information you give, it is more likely the fraud will be proven.

Last updated 16 August 2023
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