Benefit fraud is a serious crime, which is a theft from the taxpayer. West Oxfordshire District Council has a dedicated benefit fraud team to prevent, detect and prosecute those making fraudulent applications.
Benefit fraud can take many forms, most notably:
Report benefit fraud
Our benefit investigation team relies on help from the public to detect and prevent fraudulent applications being made. If you suspect someone is fraudulently receiving benefits, they are several ways you can let us know:
You do not have to give your name when providing us with information. If you do, your details will not be passed on.
You will be asked to provide as much information as possible to help us to investigate the application. The kind of information we would ask for is:
How the information will be used
Once we receive your information we will review the application and investigate the report. If enough information is received and we find that there are inconsistencies in the application we will undertake a full investigation and invite the applicant for an interview to discuss their application.
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