What is benefit fraud?
Benefit fraud is the deliberate giving of false information or concealing of information in order to get benefits, or more benefits. There are various ways of committing benefit fraud. For example:
- Declaring you are living apart, when that is not true;
- Failing to declare earnings, or extra earnings, from undeclared work;
- Registering at an address, but not actually living there;
- Declaring that you live alone, when in fact you are living together;
- Failing to declare capital (at home and/or abroad).
What do I need to report fraud, or the suspicion of fraud?
Give the following details about the person you are reporting:
- Vehicle and vehicle registration, if relevant;
- Place of work and work times;
- Address of cohabitation (where relevant).
How do I report fraud, or the suspicion of fraud?
You can report it anonymously. You are not required to give any personal details, although you may if you choose to. If you do, we could phone you with any questions we might have.
Complete the online application form. Your tip might lead to an investigation into the person you are reporting.
Would you rather phone your report? That’s also possible. Phone the fraud hotline on 040 238 5000, any weekday between 9 a.m. and 5. p.m. Or send a letter to Gemeente Eindhoven, Sociale Recherche (sector Werk, team BO), Postbus 90 151, 5600RC, Eindhoven.
We respect each other's privacy, so we won't keep you up to date with any investigation that might result from your report.