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Report Benefit Fraud

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X7 Sat 17-Sep-16 14:11:14

Ok before I start in 98% sure this person still receives the benefit in question. The person is a close relative. Incapacity Benefit, I think that's what it is, where they are getting shed loads of money for being deemed as being unfit for work where as there is nothing, not so much as a broken fingernail wrong with them & hasn't been for several + years??

Person in question has the biggest ego imaginable & their head so far up their own ass, they must have shit for eyeballs. Yes before you ask they have 50+ inch CURVED 4K tv screen, multiple mobiles. Receives housing benefit so all rent paid on 2 bedroomed plush flat - managed to escape bedroom tax somehow.

Makes money, SHED loads on side by well escorting is the nicer word for it. And a bit of online gambling.

When visits my house - which OH & I work ourselves to the bones to keep & clean - said person waltzes around as if owns the place, although childless themselves, tells us how we should be raising our kids & seems to know everything about bringing up children. And to show off latest mobile, jewellery & when next holiday is. And how much it all cost. Also says they may be busy as they have 'work'. FFS 'work?' Since when is gambling online or escorting (and the rest) yourself to a fat rich guy 'work'?

I'm riled, really riled. What do I do, I get riled by it & do nothing as I'm not 100% said person still gets benefit, but I know 100% they don't have a legit job!! Never have never will. And close relative. I usually think just let it be & don't open can of worms.

Froginapan Sat 17-Sep-16 14:13:14

This should be interesting

FancyPuffin Sat 17-Sep-16 14:16:02

Sounds like she's more successful than you. Do you want to talk about your jealously?


DerekSprechenZeDick Sat 17-Sep-16 14:17:45

Yes sounds totally believable

Kill their goat, that'll teach em

stitchglitched Sat 17-Sep-16 14:20:55

I doubt they have just been able to merrily claim IB for years without checks. Ever heard of Atos? Even people with terminal illness were being declared fit for work.

gallicgirl Sat 17-Sep-16 14:22:37

Trouble with these threads is that posters always link back to the originators issues, troubles, feelings of jealousy etc etc.

Benefit fraud is theft, pure and simple. Fraudsters are charged under the theft act. They are stealing money from tax payers which means less funds for those who really need it.

In addition, some people think it's none of your business or you should have a watertight case which would stand up in court before you report it. It's not your job to prove the case. If it's without substance the appropriate department will simply drop it after making initial enquiries.

I don't know why some people like to make this a great big moral decision. It's quite simple, if you suspect someone is committing a crime, report it.

Incapacity isn't 'shed loads'

Fucking people for money is not something you'd do if you had 'shed loads' hmm

Really? Sucking strange men's cock is not a choice you'd make if you were rolling in cash


Jayfee Sat 17-Sep-16 14:22:42

I understand your issues as I get mad at 2 families within our larger family both claiming as single mums when both have partners living with them, one working and the other on benefit with own flat nearby. Bloody annoying. Takes money from those who need it. If you decide to do anything,do it anon and don't tell anyone and don't beat yourself up yanbu

DeloresJaneUmbridge Sat 17-Sep-16 14:25:07

I am on benefits and have a btand new swanky 55 inch 4k ultra HD.

I was sent it FREE in exchange for using and writing a review. I get to keep it.

Just because someone has something swanky doesn't mean they bought it.

Bet she no longer gets this benefit.

Oh and escort work...ewwww....would YOU want to do it?

DeloresJaneUmbridge Sat 17-Sep-16 14:26:38

Oh and incapacity benefit is not "shed loads". Give your head a wobble.

SheldonsSpot Sat 17-Sep-16 14:27:10

I'd have no hesitation in reporting someone if I thought they were committing benefit fraud.

You're going to get loads of people telling you you're just jealous, you're only doing it because you don't like the person, you're bitter, etc, because tbh that's exactly what it sounds like.

Resideria Sat 17-Sep-16 14:30:05

gallicgirl put it perfectly.

PacificDogwod Sat 17-Sep-16 14:30:58

If you think a crime/fraud is being committed, report it.

If you are green with envy and feeling defensive, then seek some RL support for how you are dealing with unpleasant social encounters.

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Sat 17-Sep-16 14:33:25

Welcome to MN op.

So sorry about your irrational jealousy sad

Brazenhussy0 Sat 17-Sep-16 14:34:16

As a current escort (yes, it is real 'work') who used to receive ESA when previously very unwell...
I'm just going to leave this here for you:


MumblePuppy Sat 17-Sep-16 14:34:18

Are you from the Daily Fail perchance?

AndNowItsSeven Sat 17-Sep-16 14:38:40

Delores that's amazing how do you get to write reviews?

SolomanDaisy Sat 17-Sep-16 14:38:59

Since you're so jealous of her lifestyle, perhaps she could help you get into escort work?

MrsMushrooms Sat 17-Sep-16 14:49:10

Sounds like you just dislike this person and want to hurt/punish them for something that doesn't affect you and is none of your business. I'd move past it - causing bother for them won't make your life better, and you've no idea what their issues are. Trust that they've been assessed if they're receiving the benefit at all and leave it at that. For all you know, the illness may not be visible, or she may not even be on benefits anymore. What does it matter if she has a nice TV? Your bitterness is only going to eat away at you if you don't move past it, whether you report her or not.

kate33 Sat 17-Sep-16 14:50:15

I think you should have posted in AIBU.
Rather than getting so upset, could you not just distance yourself from this person?
They might be jealous of you, maybe they would love to have a family like you have, maybe they can't have kids. People who constantly talk about their material possessions tend to actually have low self esteem.
Escort work is tedious at best and dangerous and damaging at worst.
Finally, claiming ESA is bloody difficult these days even when you are truly not fit for work. You have to produce regular sick notes from your GP and then you have to be assessed by a "healthcare assistant ". They try everything they can to prove you are well even when you are genuinely ill.
Move on, be happy.
I honestly can't believe I have responded to this, I think you may be a ..............bit bored.

MalodyandJim Sat 17-Sep-16 15:03:08

I'm on benefits too. I've got a huge tv, a lovely house in the countryside and a car. I also go on holiday every year. Luckily for me my kids dad is
Wealthy and pays loads of maintenance. Doesn't stop people reporting me every so often. Keep your nose out, there is no way in the world she still has IB (which doesn't exist anymore) unless she is genuinely ill and in need of it. When you report someone all their benefits get stopped until it's investigated. So it does hurt as it takes ages to get set up again. Get a life and stop worrying about other people's.

mummytofourbabies Sat 17-Sep-16 15:10:56

So a op looking to report someone for possible benefit fraud means their jealous?
If I had an incline that anyone was claiming benefits when they shouldn't be I would 100% report them, that doesn't mean I'm jealous, that means I'm reporting a possible crime, since It is illegal to claim benefits fraudulently.

MalodyandJim Sat 17-Sep-16 15:16:40

Even if your hunch was wrong and it meant you left them with no money/food/rent for weeks? You'd still report just off an hunch? Why?

DeloresJaneUmbridge Sat 17-Sep-16 15:18:29

AndNow I got invited to join a customer review programme about five years ago. grin
Mostly it's books and bath stuff I review but about once every couple of years it's something big. Last thing three years ago was a laptop.

WeAllHaveWings Sat 17-Sep-16 15:18:41

if you don't like this person, disapprove of their life choices and they put you down why do you even have them in your home?

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