Benefits - fraud investigation

The council is committed to ensuring that benefit is only paid to people who are entitled to it.

Housing benefit fraud

If you know of someone who you think may be committing housing benefit fraud you can:

  • report it online at GOV.UK
  • phone the DWP National Benefit Fraud helpline (lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
    • Telephone: 0800 854 440
    • Text phone: 0800 320 0512
  • write to NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston, PR1 1GP

Council tax benefit (reduction scheme) fraud

If you know of someone who you think may be committing council tax benefit (reduction scheme) fraud you can:

Please give us as much information as you can, even if you think it might not be important.

Thank you in advance for helping us to secure the benefits system against fraudsters.

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