Information that helps us when you report a suspected fraud

Here are some of the things we may want to know which will help us investigate your report.

Information

Don't worry if you can't provide all of the information in the lists below. The more information you can give us the easier it is for us to work out a person's correct benefit entitlement.

Important information

When we investigate your report it's helpful for us to know:

  • the full name of the person who you think is committing benefit fraud
  • any other names they are known by
  • their address and phone number
  • their age and date of birth
  • the type of benefit you think they're getting
  • the type of benefit fraud you think they've committed
  • any other information about them such as their previous address or car registration.
  • Do they live with a partner but say they're living alone?

    If you think they do then we'd like to know:

    • the full name of their partner and any other names they're known by
    • their partner's age and date of birth
    • their partner's address
    • whether their partner works and who employs them
    • why you think that they're a couple
    • how long they've been in a relationship
    • whether they have had children together
    • the names and ages of any children they have.
  • Are they working and getting a benefit?

    If you think they are then we'd like to know:

    • the name and address of their employer
    • how long they've been employed there
    • how they're being paid, such as by:
      • cash
      • cheque
      • direct credit.
  • Are they self-employed and getting a benefit?

    If you think they are then we'd like to know:

    • the name of their business
    • what their business does
    • where their business operates
    • how long they've run their business.
  • Are they getting a benefit for a child that they aren't caring for?

    If you think they are then we'd like to know:

    • the name and age of any child no longer in their care
    • when the child left their care
    • where and who the child is living with.
  • Are they getting more than one benefit?

    If you think they are then we'd like to know:

    • which benefits you think they're getting
    • the number of benefits you think they're getting
    • if they have any other names or aliases.
  • Do they have any additional income or assets?

    If you think they do then we'd like to know:

    • where they get the income from, such as:
      • rental property
      • cash jobs
      • trusts
      • shares
    • how much they get
    • how often they get it.