Calls to UK benefit fraud hotline double in two months

LAST UPDATED: 27 Nov, 2014 @ 18:13
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Calls to UK benefit fraud hotline double in two months

A BRITISH benefits fraud hotline in Spain has seen a huge surge in vital tip-offs.

Calls to the hotline have more than doubled in the last two months, following a major advertising campaign launched by the British Government.

The campaign encourages the public to call the hotline if they suspect benefit fraud, and to urge claimants to report changes in their circumstances.

Work and Pensions Minister Mark Harper, said: “Hard-working taxpayers have had enough of fraudsters taking money which is meant for genuine claimants, that is why we’re seeing so many people taking action by calling the hotline.”

If you suspect a benefit cheat, call the confidential hotline on 900 55 44 40 – open from 8am-4pm weekdays – or report them online at www.dwp.gov.uk/benefit-thieves-spain

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