Reporting Benefit Fraud

There are several ways you can tell us about suspected benefit fraud.


Report benefit fraud online

By phone

0800 854 440
(Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)


0800 328 0512
(Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)

By post

National Benefit Fraud Hotline
P.O. BOX 224
Preston, PR1 1GP

Please note we are not able to provide updates on individual cases due to the Data Protection Act (1998) and the Human Rights Act (1998).

There has to be a good reason for investigating someone for benefit fraud, so you’ll need to give as much of the following information as possible:

  • the name and address of the person you’re reporting and their partner, if they have one
  • a description of the person
  • the type of benefit theft you think they are committing and why you suspect them
  • information about their employer, if you think they’re working
  • information about their vehicle, if they have one

The information you provide is strictly confidential. You don’t have to give your name unless you want to.

Further information

For further information regarding benefit fraud, visit GOV.UK - Report benefit fraud.



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