Report benefit fraud

Report someone you think is committing benefit fraud.

Give as much information as you can about the person you are reporting. This could include:

  • their name 

  • their address 

  • the type of fraud you think they are committing 

You can make a report anonymously - you do not have to give your name or contact details unless you want to. 

What you need to know 

What happens after you report someone 

The Department for Work and Pensions Fraud and Error Service will look at the information you give. They will not be able to tell you the outcome of their investigation. 

The Fraud and Error Service will only take action if they find the person has been committing benefit fraud. Action can include removing a person’s benefits and taking them to court. 

Sometimes no action is taken. The person may have declared a change in their circumstances or their benefit may not be affected by what you report. 

Other ways to report someone 

You can also report benefit fraud by telephone or post.  

National Benefit Fraud Hotline (NBFH) 

Telephone: 0800 854 440 

Textphone: 0800 328 0512 

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm 

National Benefit Fraud Hotline 

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