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Hi can anybody tell me when people are suspected of having undeclared savings do they automatically go ahead and get bank and savings data from your bank or are you asked first to produce info, also if you are called to iuc regarding savings and admit you are over but have one account over and one under is just admitting to the one that is over enough as that seals your fate anyway so the other would not matter would it, curious as I have read cases where people admit to up to 5 accounts, any thoughts.

 

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Hi can anybody tell me when people are suspected of having undeclared savings do they automatically go ahead and get bank and savings data from your bank or are you asked first to produce info, also if you are called to iuc regarding savings and admit you are over but have one account over and one under is just admitting to the one that is over enough as that seals your fate anyway so the other would not matter anyway, curious as I have read cases where people admit to up to 5 accounts, any thoughts.

 

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They can do either. It depends on the information they have and what they suspect. The fraud investigation service use their authorised officers to look at a person's accounts without their knowledge or consent.

 

All accounts matter as the collective sum will need to be known in order to calculate an overpayment and mount a prosecution case (if applicable), showing the level of deception involved and the lack of motivation (i.e no desperation - greed, not need) in commiting the offence.


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