Benefit fraud

The council is committed to making sure that benefit is only paid to people who are entitled to it.

Housing benefit fraud

If you know of someone who you think may be committing housing benefit fraud you can report it online at GOV.UK.

Report benefit fraud

You may also:

  • phone the National Benefit Fraud helpline (lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
    • telephone: 0800 854440
    • text phone: 0800 320 0512
  • write to NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston, PR1 1GP

Council tax support fraud

If you know of someone who you think may be committing council tax support fraud you can report it online.

Report council tax support fraud

You may also phone us on 0800 590437.

Please give us as much information as you can, even if you think it might not be important.

Contact information

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