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
Rolling Mill Road
Viking Business Park
Tyne & Wear
We will look into all reported incidents thoroughly and take appropriate action which may result in prosecution.
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