Report Benefit Fraud
Benefit fraud costs you money. If you think that someone has made a dishonest claim for Housing and/or Council Tax Benefit, please tell us.
- You can report it anonymously using the online form on this page.
- You can telephone us on our 24 hour freephone number - 0800 027 7373 (answer phone during out of office hours).
- We also have an email address you can use: BenefitFraudTeam@angus.gov.uk.
- Download and fill in the Benefit Fraud information leaflet (100 KB PDF) Opens in a new window and return the completed form to The Benefit Fraud Team, Corporate Services, Angus Council, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AF.
The more information you can provide the better our investigations will be. This means it is more likely we will be able to determine if an act of fraud has been carried out.
Any information you give will be treated in the strictest confidence and you do not even have to tell us your name.
We are committed to ensuring the maximum amount of housing and council tax benefit is claimed by our customers in Angus Council, but we also have a duty to ensure that benefit is not paid out for fraudulent claims.
All instances of benefit fraud identified by the Council are considered for referral to the Procurator Fiscal or other sanction action in accordance with the Council’s Benefit Fraud - Prosecution and Sanction Policy (32 KB PDF) Opens in a new window . In addition to receiving a sanction the fraudster remains liable to repay the full amount of the benefit overpaid to them and may have their entitlement to benefit payments restricted in the future.