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Report fraud

Benefit fraud investigations are now carried out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) by the Single Fraud Investigation Service. 

How to report fraud

  • Online  - DWP website
  • By Telephone - National Benefit Fraud Hotline  0800 854 4400 , or
  • By post - NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston, PR1 1GP

What you need to tell us when reporting fraud [412KB]

You do not need to give your name, address or any other personal details to the DWP when reporting suspected fraud. You have the right to remain anonymous if you want to.