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Man Admits Benefit Fraud   Benefits Fraud
An ex miner has been convicted of benefit fraud because of an undisclosed five-figure compensation payout he received after suffering work-induced injuries.
Scam Artists Get Tax Refunds Through Id Theft   Tax Refund Fraud
Creative crooks have found a new way of using stolen identity details to defraud people - illegally applying for tax refunds.
Officials Step Up Fight Against Housing Fraud   Housing Fraud
President Vladimir Putin also has jumped on the trend of fighting housing fraud. Earlier this month, he gave Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev a deadline of Dec. 1 and instructed him to develop databases of swindled homebuyers who co-invested in the construction of their future apartments.
Uk Man Accused Of Multiple Identity Fraud   ID Fraud
The 43-year-old man is accused of fraudulently obtaining Australian permanent resident status. He also allegedly used false identities and provided false information to enter Australia on a number of occasions over the past nine years.
Social Care Worker To Face Trial – Benefits Fraud   Benefits Fraud
A COUNCIL social care worker is to stand trial accused of conning benefits bosses out of almost £7000 by claiming he was too ill to work. But he is said to have been working for Dundee City Council as a social care worker for more than a year while claiming disability living allowance.
Crackdown On Child Benefits Saves Us €148m   Pension Fraud
A CRACKDOWN on fraudulent one-parent family and child benefit claims has saved the taxpayer over €148m. Reviews of one-parent family payments accounted for almost €82m savings followed by €66m of child benefit savings. A further €59m savings were made in the jobseeker allowance and benefits.
A Woman Admits To $62k In Benefits Fraud   Benefits Fraud

A woman has admitted more than $62,000 worth of benefit fraud over 16 years, by omitting to say that she was married.

Passwords Stolen For Tax Returns   Tax Refund Fraud
Gangs are stealing taxpayers' passwords and submitting claims for tax refunds to be paid to them, HM Revenue and Customs has warned.
Mother’s £30,000 Benefit Fraud Guilt   Benefits Fraud
A MOTHER from Bestwood Village who fraudulently claimed over £30,000 in benefits has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months. it was discovered that she had not declared to the council or the DWP ‘significant amounts of capital in six bank accounts’
Councillors' Benefit Claims 'under Investigation'   Benefits Fraud
A Kingston councillor who stepped down from his party is under investigation for alleged benefit fraud against his own council.
Scuba Diving Woman And Husband Jailed For Benefits Fraud   Disability Fraud
A woman who banked more than £130,000 in benefits after claiming severe disability has been jailed today with her ex-husband.   They were jailed for fraud after a court heard how she was so ill she couldn't open a bottle of wine yet she was pictured scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean
Lotto Rapist Jailed For Benefits Fraud   Benefits Fraud
Lotto winner who won nearly £5million but continued to fraudulently claim benefits has been jailed for housing benefit and income support fraud.
Risca Couple Guilty Of £93,000 Benefit Fraud   Benefits Fraud
A GWENT couple lied for years in order to swindle more than £93,000 in benefits they were not entitled to. They cheated the Department for Work and Pensions out of £93,240.19 by lying about the fact they were a couple living together for more than seven years.  
Bbc Rogue Traders' Jailed For £24,000 Benefit Fraud   Benefits Fraud
BBC Rogue Traders presenter was jailed for 12 weeks for council tax and housing benefit fraud worth more than £24,000.The 40-year-old, who chases down bogus workmen on the television show, had previously admitted eight offences of dishonestly or knowingly claiming the benefits while not declaring he earned more than £56,000 from the BBC.
Fenham Mum Jailed For £64,000 Benefits Sting   Benefits Fraud
A MONEY grabbing mum broke down as she was jailed for a £64,000 benefits sting. She was not entitled to, posing as a single mother while her husband was still living with her some of the time and was giving her housekeeping money.
Huge Increase In Benefit Fraudsters Caught Out By Leicester City Council   Council Tax Fraud
Officials from Leicester City Council say they found £885,000 had been paid out to people who lied about their circumstances to claim benefits they were not entitled to between the end of March last year and the beginning of April.
Kirkintilloch Man Jailed For £36k Benefit Fraud   Housing Fraud
47 years old man has been jailed for eight months after claiming £36,000 in benefits fraudulently by documents falsification
£43m In Benefits Goes To Cheats Who Live Abroad   Benefits Fraud
Scams that cost the taxpayer about £43million last year included claimants failing to report they had moved abroad. Relatives also continued to claim benefits for people who had died.
Two Thirds Of Councils Miss All Tenancy Fraud Cases   Tenancy Fraud
The study estimates local authorities across Britain identified 2,140 cases of tenancy fraud last year, giving a detection rate of less than 10 per cent. It found 69 per cent of local authorities in England did not detect any cases of tenancy fraud in 2011.
Extraordinary Tales Of Fraud And Failure In Whitehall   Benefits Fraud
More than £21 billion a year is lost to fraud and a whopping £9.6 billion disappears through mistakes, some of them made by officials. Two departments are at the centre of the losses: HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions. The scandal is that ministers and senior civil servants under the last Labour government did not attempt to tackle the losses.
Extraordinary Tales Of Fraud And Failure In Whitehal   
More than £21 billion a year is lost to fraud and a whopping £9.6 billion disappears through mistakes, some of them made by officials. Two departments are at the centre of the losses: HM Revenue and Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions. The scandal is that ministers and senior civil servants under the last Labour government did not attempt to tackle the losses.
Uk Decision Gives Insight Into Scope Of “carousel Fraud” In The Uk – Losses In Excess Of £15 Billion   Business Tax Fraud
Self-assessment Tax Fraud Leads To Two Year Jail Sentence   Business Tax Fraud
A South African living in London has been sent to jail after being found guilty of a £1 million self-assessment income tax fraud.
Spot The Fraudster   Pension Fraud
Fraud can also arise where temporary workers, without National Insurance (NI) numbers or with fraudulently obtained NI numbers, have been employed. "It is a well-known fact that there are 15 million more National Insurance numbers in existence than there are working adults in the UK, so there are millions of numbers which can potentially be used by fraudsters," says the anonymous trustee.
Man Arrested Over £1 Million Hmrc Fraud   Tax Refund Fraud
A 32-year East Londoner has been arrested by the Metropolitan Police over e-crime fraud suspected to be worth over £1 million against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
£200m Lost In Pension Fraud As Families Fail To Report Deaths   Benefits Fraud
More than 100,000 people are claiming pensions for relatives who have died, an investigation into pension fraud shows. The audit found that one in 100 spouses, close relations or friends regularly fail to tell pension schemes and continue to receive money.