Benefit and Council Tax Fraud

Fraud Week ImageFraud is often seen as a cold crime against organisations, however there are real people who suffer due to the actions of fraudsters.

Council Tax Fraud

You can report suspected Council Tax Fraud to the Council. For example:

  • Council Tax Reduction
  • Single Person Discount
  • Other Council Tax Discount and Exemptions

Call: 08000 567 000

Online at:
By Post: Sefton Council PO Box 21, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 3US

Housing Benefit Fraud

The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for investigating all Benefit Fraud in Sefton. This includes:

  • Income Support
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Disability Benefits
  • Housing Benefit

Call: the National Benefit Fraud Hotline on 0800 854 440. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.
By Post: NBFH, PO Box 224, Preston PR1 1GP

You can report any other suspected fraudulent activity to Sefton Council as above. 

What happens next?
Sefton Council will treat your report with confidentiality and we will investigate it using the most appropriate methods. We will not be able to provide you with the details but rest assure we will take the action necessary to deal with the issue. 

For any further information please go to the Action Fraud website. 

Last Updated on 15 November 2017

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