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Types of fraud

What types of fraud are there?

  • People who work but do not declare it.
  • People who claim as a single person but actually have a partner living with them
  • People who do not tell us about the full amount of income, savings or capital they receive/have
  • People who do not tell us if other adults are living in the household
  • People who claim for an address when they are not living there
  • People who claim in more than one name
  • People who do not declare that they are living in a property owned by a close relative
  • People who do not tell us their true personal or financial circumstances

If someone knowingly assists a claimant with a fraudulent claim they may also be guilty of an offence.


Take a look at the Common Frauds of Christmas here.