Benefit fraud poster

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.

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 please click on the useful link on the right of this page which will take you to the web site list of other local authorities.

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?

If you would like to report a suspected fraud you can either complete an online form (see link on right of this page), email or call us on the fraud hotline.

Email us at

Or call our fraud hotline number 0800 1697 004

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

Fraud and Corruption Policy

Our purpose, commitment and procedures are set out in the Fraud and Corruption Strategy document available as a useful document on the right of this page.

Last updated on: 07/01/2015 - 09:38