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Does anyone know what tactics the benefit fraud teams use to find out where someones staying other than following them and taking pictures "my friends parents" got rather a strange phone call today for someone claiming to be from the royal mail they said they had a parcel waiting to be delivered with two addresses on it and they asked what address they should send it to.

 

My friends folks told them to sent it to the "other" address that his other friend stays at. his parents informed him he then called up the royal mail and they said they knew nothing about this and would never call like that fishy eh?

 

I doubt that could be used as evidence in court but not sure as they are pretending to be someone there not to get the evidence my friend is doing nothing wrong but is worried about this phone call.

 

Could someone please advise if this type of thing could be common pratice.

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I see why they are worried it does look as if someone is onto them for something but don't think there is anything to worry about if they are doing nothing wrong.

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Well you will know if it was Royal Mail if a parcel with the two addresses on it arrives....


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The DWP would get slaughtered in court if they did that sort of thing. Could it possibly be debt collectors? Given that they often have highly organised staff that call around (including, in fact, calling the DWP seeking information under false pretences), I wouldn't put it past them.

 

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This sounds more like a phishing call from a debt collection agency. I don't think the parcel will ever arrive.

 

As for following people and taking pictures when I worked in the Housing Benefits office many moons ago they did not have the resources for any of that, they only investigated if someone wrote or telephoned with information and then they were legally obliged to follow it up.

 

Most of the calls and letters were from friends who had had a squabble, and some later called back to withdraw the allegations only to be told that was not possible.

 

The lesson here is if you are 'on the fiddle' to the slightest degree tell NOBODY.

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Thanks all my "friend" is in alot of debt and running from it, so its very likely that it was debt collecters, he stays in Scotland so there is not alot they can do another than send nasty letters etc.

 

Ill tell him to avoid the door now. :razz:

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Thanks all my "friend" is in alot of debt and running from it, so its very likely that it was debt collecters, he stays in Scotland so there is not alot they can do another than send nasty letters etc.

 

Ill tell him to avoid the door now. :razz:

 

 

If it is debt collectors they very rarely turn up at the door but they would need the correct address to write to.

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If your friend is worried about DC's calling at the door, have a read in the debt forum, as there is plenty of advice on what to do. ;)


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There is no way that is the DWP. They would not be able to use this as evidence which would defeat the entire purpose, and they have many other ways and means of legitamately making checks without hiding behind another company.

 

It sounds extremely like the tactics of a DCA though, suspiciously like them!!


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sounds like an HFO TACTIC BUT IT IS MORE LIKE DCA HUH


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