Fraud

Benefit Fraud costs the country - and you - millions of pounds every year. Put a stop to it now!

We are committed to preventing and detecting benefit fraud.

Do you know someone who is fraudulently claiming benefits?

  • Working and claiming benefits?
  • Not living in the property for which they are claiming?
  • Has undisclosed income?
  • Has a partner they are not declaring?
  • Has an undeclared pension?

How to report suspected fraud

If you would like to report a suspected fraud:

Complete an online form

Email us at fraud.hotline@tendringdc.gov.uk

Or call our fraud hotline number 0800 1697 004

All the information you provide us with will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Our investigation team only investigate allegations relating to the Tendring area which covers:

  • Alresford
  • Ardleigh
  • Beaumont
  • Bradfield
  • Brightlingsea
  • Clacton
  • Dovercourt
  • Elmstead
  • Frating
  • Frinton & Walton
  • Great Bentley
  • Great Bromley
  • Great Oakley
  • Harwich
  • Jaywick
  • Lawford
  • Little Bentley
  • Little Bromley
  • Little Clacton
  • Little Oakley
  • Manningtree
  • Mistley
  • Ramsey and Parkeston
  • St Osyth
  • Tendring
  • Thorpe-le-Soken
  • Thorrington
  • Weeley
  • Wix
  • Wrabness


If you would like to report an allegation which is outside the Tendring area you can use the GOV.uk web site to find other local authorities.

Fraud and Corruption Policy

Our purpose, commitment and procedures are set out in the Fraud and Corruption Strategy.

Last updated on: 30/08/2017 - 12:30