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Report benefit fraud

There are three ways you can report benefit theft.


Complete an online form on the Department for Work and Pensions website:

By telephone

Call the Fraud Hotline on:

  • phone: 0800 975 6050

Lines are open from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. It is free and confidential.

If you have speech or hearing problems, you can use a text phone service on:

  • phone: 028 9055 6991

Please note this is not a free-call service.

By post

If you would prefer to make your report in writing, you can send information to:

Single Investigation Service
Lesley Exchange 1
24 East Bridge Street