Somebody Tried Claiming Universal Credit With My Address: What Should I Do?

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so some east european immigrant tried claiming universal credit. Only problem is, she tried listing my house as her abode and got rejected :lol:

I get times are tough but I am absolutely fedup of people listing my address for their parking violations or to claim things which arent their when my parents house has belonged to my parents for over 30 years and the only people to live there are me and my parents for over 35 years. we are the legal owners and personally have 2 minds about this. if they listed our name by accident, they should be informed about this (only problem is, we have no idea who this person is) but if they are scamming the government, serves them right.

So how should I approach this. my parents are currently claiming disability pension (on account that 1 of them has 1 leg and has an incurable wasting disease - so yeah, is sponging benefits per right wing nutjobs on here even though they have been disabled for 60 years, was working for 40 and only started claiming benefits 2 years ago...2 years after they retired from working for the uk government) and are worried some idiot may ruin this.

Personally we are thinking of contacting the universal credit people on monday to inform them about this situation.
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Personally we are thinking of contacting the universal credit people on monday to inform them about this situation.
You already answered your question. Call them up, their number is 0800 328 5644.
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so some east european immigrant tried claiming universal credit. Only problem is, she tried listing my house as her abode and got rejected :lol:

I get times are tough but I am absolutely fedup of people listing my address for their parking violations or to claim things which arent their when my parents house has belonged to my parents for over 30 years and the only people to live there are me and my parents for over 35 years. we are the legal owners and personally have 2 minds about this. if they listed our name by accident, they should be informed about this (only problem is, we have no idea who this person is) but if they are scamming the government, serves them right.

So how should I approach this. my parents are currently claiming disability pension (on account that 1 of them has 1 leg and has an incurable wasting disease - so yeah, is sponging benefits per right wing nutjobs on here even though they have been disabled for 60 years, was working for 40 and only started claiming benefits 2 years ago...2 years after they retired from working for the uk government) and are worried some idiot may ruin this.

Personally we are thinking of contacting the universal credit people on monday to inform them about this situation.
yes definitely speak to them on monday, perhaps offer to send something to prove it's just the 3 of you living there.
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'east european immigrant'
There was no need to say this. How do you know there are from east Europe and they're immigrant?
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so some east european immigrant tried claiming universal credit. Only problem is, she tried listing my house as her abode and got rejected :lol:

I get times are tough but I am absolutely fedup of people listing my address for their parking violations or to claim things which arent their when my parents house has belonged to my parents for over 30 years and the only people to live there are me and my parents for over 35 years. we are the legal owners and personally have 2 minds about this. if they listed our name by accident, they should be informed about this (only problem is, we have no idea who this person is) but if they are scamming the government, serves them right.

So how should I approach this. my parents are currently claiming disability pension (on account that 1 of them has 1 leg and has an incurable wasting disease - so yeah, is sponging benefits per right wing nutjobs on here even though they have been disabled for 60 years, was working for 40 and only started claiming benefits 2 years ago...2 years after they retired from working for the uk government) and are worried some idiot may ruin this.

Personally we are thinking of contacting the universal credit people on monday to inform them about this situation.
Just let the anti fraud squad know and check no one else is claiming from your address.
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There was no need to say this. How do you know there are from east Europe and they're immigrant?
romanian name no idea if they are an immigrant or born here but considering a vast majority of romanians in my area are not from the Uk, id got for the former.

should also mention a few years ago, some romanian scammers tried forcing their way into my parents home saying they had the lease for it...till we called the police and they ran.
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Just let the anti fraud squad know and check no one else is claiming from your address.
how do i contact them?
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You already answered your question. Call them up, their number is 0800 328 5644.
they are shut on weekends. personally wish there is a way to deal with it sooner.
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how do i contact them?
#2 posted it.
https://www.gov.uk/report-benefit-fraud
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they are shut on weekends. personally wish there is a way to deal with it sooner.
https://www.gov.uk/report-benefit-fraud

The link allows you report it online.

If you wish, you can ring as well on Monday. You can also write a letter to them and include copies of the correspondence you have received.

National Benefit Fraud Hotline (NBFH)

Telephone: 0800 854 440

Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm


National Benefit Fraud Hotline
Mail Handling Site A
Wolverhampton
WV98 2BP
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will they get in trouble if it is an error on their part instead of fraud? (e.g. given wrong house number)
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There was no need to say this. How do you know there are from east Europe and they're immigrant?
had a look at the letter and it confirmed they are indeed an immigrant as it says they failed the habitual residence test and they have failed to demonstrate they have a right to reside.
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To be honest, it's not something you need to fret about. It's actually possible that the address has been incorrectly typed and it should have gone to a neighbouring property.

Just report what you said in your first post using the online system.
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To be honest, it's not something you need to fret about. It's actually possible that the address has been incorrectly typed and it should have gone to a neighbouring property.

Just report what you said in your first post using the online system.
thanks, am doing it now. like i said, i feel bad for them if it is genuine and hope they get it sorted. but if its a scammer, hope they get arrested (especially if its those sods who tried forcing their way into our house claiming they owned it)
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What you could also do is take photocopies of what you have received and then put the original back into its envelope, sealing it, writing 'Not Known At This Address' and then put it into the postbox.
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will look into it. most likely will post after speaking to them on monday
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decided to wait until monday to speak with whomever deals with UC and see what they say. if UC does confirm they are claiming our address as theirs, ill report the person benefit fraud (also can a mod close this thread as ive gotten all the answer I need. thank you 999tigger and Kerzen .
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decided to wait until monday to speak with whomever deals with UC and see what they say. if UC does confirm they are claiming our address as theirs, ill report the person benefit fraud (also can a mod close this thread as ive gotten all the answer I need. thank you 999tigger and Kerzen .
Be sure to ring the number for Benefit Fraud, 0800 854 440, rather than any other numbers for Universal Credit. Ringing the main UC number will hold up a phone call from someone who needs to apply for it.

Ring just after they open too, just in case the line gets busy.
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benefit fraud phone number isnt working during covid and will only do online claims
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benefit fraud phone number isnt working during covid and will only do online claims
There you go, then, do the report online, photocopy everything and put it back into the post.

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