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just phoned benefit fraud line to report my son's friend's mum.

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foogle Mon 09-Jan-12 17:58:49

I have sat on the info for ages and didn't do anything except get angrier and angrier.

For christmas son's friend got a pony, bmx bike, x box, ipod and family ski trip.

My son got a second hand lego set as that is all we could afford this year.

Son's friend gets free school meals and all school trips paid for.

We can't afford school dinners and scrimp and save for son to go on school trips.

Son's friend's dad lives with them and works but I know she claims benefits as a single mum.

She earns £25 an hour cash in hand at a racing stables.

She gets everything paid for, including housing benefit etc.

We can't afford ponies nor lessons yet she has 2 competition horses.

I never thought I 'd do this as she's a nice person but I've had enough.

HeidiHole Mon 09-Jan-12 17:59:54

On behalf of all tax layers... Thank you

HeidiHole Mon 09-Jan-12 18:00:10


MrsPotter Mon 09-Jan-12 18:00:24

I honestly don't blame you!

RealityNeedsANamechange Mon 09-Jan-12 18:01:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ILoveGreggsSausageRolls Mon 09-Jan-12 18:01:39

Tax layers smile

YANBU. Simple.

MildlyNarkyPuffin Mon 09-Jan-12 18:01:40

Neigh? biscuit

OldMumsy Mon 09-Jan-12 18:01:54

Don't blame you at all. Thats our bloody taxes, it should go to genuinely needy people not scummy cheats.

cece Mon 09-Jan-12 18:02:45

When people take the piss like this it gives people who rely on benefits a bad name. So well done

IUseTooMuchKitchenRoll Mon 09-Jan-12 18:03:51

Good for you, well done.

abbierhodes Mon 09-Jan-12 18:04:45

What cece said.

usualsuspect Mon 09-Jan-12 18:05:31

Has she got a plasma TV though?

Bogeyface Mon 09-Jan-12 18:06:44

I thought this was going to be one of the old "They have Sky and a flat screen telly so they must be claiming fraudulently" jobs grin

But 3 horses between them?! Skiing trips? And no rent or council tax and minimal food bills? That does just take the piss, that bottles it and sells it as fine wine!

Good for you smile

thepeoplesprincess Mon 09-Jan-12 18:06:47

She really is taking the piss, so fair play.

RoughShooting Mon 09-Jan-12 18:06:55

Crikey, what does she do in a racing stables to be paid £25 an hour?

You've put a lot of info into your op, op, so is it possible that she or someone else who knows her situation would recognise you from your info, perhaps by searching your other posts? If so, your dobbing in might not be as anonymous as you'd prefer it to be.

imoanruby Mon 09-Jan-12 18:07:10

YANBU - sounds like she's got a great life, shame we are all paying for it. Well done you.

ljgibbs Mon 09-Jan-12 18:07:18

£25 an hour shock what on earth does she do there?

Bogeyface Mon 09-Jan-12 18:07:27

Usual Forget a plasma, by the sound of it, she probably owns her own private cinema grin

1Catherine1 Mon 09-Jan-12 18:07:40

That really is taking the **! Well done you. YANBU

Bogeyface Mon 09-Jan-12 18:08:19

perhaps she is a horse wanker!

usualsuspect Mon 09-Jan-12 18:08:42

OPs first post , so no need to worry about her outing herself smile

whatstheetiquette Mon 09-Jan-12 18:09:18

I don't blame you but don't let on to anyone (your DS included) that you have done it.

NatashaBee Mon 09-Jan-12 18:09:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

OriginalJamie Mon 09-Jan-12 18:10:09

She's not exactly covering her tracks, is she? I'd probably do it too..

Bogeyface Mon 09-Jan-12 18:10:38

Her neighbour would easily recognise herself though usual given the info about the job and the Xmas presents, and the OP has said who she is in relation to the neighbour hasnt she? She could easily be recognised if the neighbour is an MNer

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