Benefit fraud costs the people of South Tyneside thousands of pounds every year.
Knowingly claiming benefit that you are not entitled to is a crime.
If you see or hear of anyone who is receiving housing or council tax benefit that they are not entitled to, please contact the Benefit Fraud team.
Phone: 0800 0932650
Trained staff are available to take your call between 8.30am and 5pm on Mondays to Thursdays and 8.30am to 4pm on Fridays.
You can leave a recorded message outside these hours.
You do not have to give your name and the call is free and confidential.
Benefit Fraud Section
Council Tax Office
Tyne and Wear
We will look into all reported incidents thoroughly and take appropriate action which may result in prosecution.
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