to report this person (again) for Benefit Fraud?

(137 Posts)
RagamuffinAndFidget Wed 22-Feb-12 20:36:19

A woman who lives near me has been falsely claiming benefits for almost two years. Her partner works full time and earns a lot of money, they have two children, and they most definitely live together. She claims Income Support, Child Tax Credits, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit. I know all this because she recently (proudly!!) announced that she had been investigated for Benefit Fraud but 'got away with it'.

Given that I know she's still falsely claiming benefits, and has been doing so for a long time, would I BU to report her to whoever it is one reports these things to?

FilterCoffee Wed 22-Feb-12 20:39:45

YANBU. Her behaviour is wrong and unfair on everyone else.

LilacWaltz Wed 22-Feb-12 20:40:23

There's 2 people/departments that could investigate it.... Which one did she 'get away with it' with??

RagamuffinAndFidget Wed 22-Feb-12 20:41:47

She said she had to go to our local Council Office to have some kind of interview, so I'm guessing she was being investigated about Housing/Council Tax Benefit ..?

usualsuspect Wed 22-Feb-12 20:51:52

Does she have0 a goat?

usualsuspect Wed 22-Feb-12 20:52:39

Ignore randon 0

wouldthisbotheryou Wed 22-Feb-12 20:53:05

I want a goat. Why do I not have a goat? Where does one apply for a goat?

RagamuffinAndFidget Wed 22-Feb-12 20:55:03

I think I'm missing something.. what do goats have to do with it? confused

usualsuspect Wed 22-Feb-12 20:55:08

Does she have a horse?

suburbophobe Wed 22-Feb-12 21:00:43

There was a similar thread a few months ago. You too?

Sounds like they did their job and didn't find anything then.

What makes you so bent on spying on your neighbours?

I'd say "Get a life". or get back to the Daily Wail

If she is doing something wrong, it will come to light sooner or later..

You sound like a goody-goody but I find you scary quite frankly.

FilterCoffee Wed 22-Feb-12 21:02:26

confused OK, so what's with all the animals?

LilacWaltz Wed 22-Feb-12 21:02:41

Well if there is nothing amiss then what can be done?? They will have gone through her life with a fine toothcomb. Finances checked, statements.....

usualsuspect Wed 22-Feb-12 21:05:05

Last benefit fraud outrage on mn had a horse

troisgarcons Wed 22-Feb-12 21:05:40

How do you know? more importantly ..... AIBU to report this person (again) ....again??? clearly you were off the mark last time.

MistyMountainHop Wed 22-Feb-12 21:06:05

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LilacWaltz Wed 22-Feb-12 21:06:53

Never mind the animals.... It's the tv, which tv does she have? And how many holidays?

hugglebug Wed 22-Feb-12 21:07:11

Working in this field I can say that "living togethers" are notoriously hard to prove and take up a lot of resources. Also, people who are knowingly committing fraud are very sly and take lots of precautions not to get caught. Benefit fraud isn't fair and you are NOT being unreasonable.

Llanbobl Wed 22-Feb-12 21:11:30

YABU - it sounds more like harrassment than concern for the public purse.....you cannot know for definite if she de-frauding- if (and I say if as you don't seem to know who you report fraud to.....)you actually reported her. I this thread is just stirring though

FilterCoffee Wed 22-Feb-12 21:12:05

Thanks usualsuspect smile

LilacWaltz Wed 22-Feb-12 21:14:27

Unless it is actually YOU op? As you seem to know so much and so many 'facts'

RagamuffinAndFidget Wed 22-Feb-12 21:15:33

Llanbobl Why would she say 'I got investigated for Benefit Fraud recently and I got away with it' if she wasn't committing fraud? She seemed quite proud of the fact she was committing a crime and getting away with it.

I don't know who to report it to because I haven't had to report someone for it before..

RagamuffinAndFidget Wed 22-Feb-12 21:16:11

Lilac Not me, I'm very much married and official and all that.

LadyBeagleEyes Wed 22-Feb-12 21:16:57

How do you know exactly what she claims?
Does she tell you (then you're not much of a friend), or do you sneak a look at her mail.
And does she have a goat, you do know it's mandatory for all benefit claimants, don't you?

treadwarily Wed 22-Feb-12 21:17:52

Who needs an investigation? She has the judge and jury living down the street!

usualsuspect Wed 22-Feb-12 21:18:15

You can report it to the Daily Mail

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