Many DWP investigators wear plain clothes and can show up at someone’s home or work at any time, so having knowledge about their investigations can make a big difference.
In each circumstance, the DWP will need sufficient evidence which shows that someone is receiving a benefit that they should not be entitled to.
Fraud investigators have a wide range of powers which enable them to gather evidence in a number of ways, including surveillance, interviews, and document tracing.
The DWP have a sophisticated means of detecting when fraudulent activity might be taking place – which means anyone receiving benefits from the DWP could be investigated at any time.
If an investigation is going to take place, Britons will be notified in writing, email or by telephone. As soon as there is enough evidence of potential fraud, the DWP will launch an official investigation and notify you.