Talk:Benefit fraud in the United Kingdom
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BetacommandBot 05:33, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
There's a paragraph beginning "Recently ..." which needs a date, since this is an encyclopedia article and will be read many years from now. Thanks. Softlavender 13:14, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
- I've changed it to 'In the first decade of the 2000s' since this is the decade we're in and it is the time period to which the statement refers. TheRetroGuy (talk) 14:49, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Mistake: needs amended
ref to add for quote http://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dundeecity/uploaded_publications/publication_223.pdf its the only ref I found but is in the guidance for benefit fraud investigation could some one please add it or find a better reference. Away to play in the sandbox —Preceding unsigned comment added by Omeganumber (talk • contribs) 15:50, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
I have commented out the following section as it is disputed within the article. Disputed statements should be debated in Talk pages, not within the article itself.
- While there has been publicity that the DWP are able to use electronic means (data mining) to identify fraud, there does not appear to be any evidence that they are able to manipulate their own data in such a way as to identify fraud effectively. Such system, were it to be effective, would cost well in excess of total benefit fraud, which is only 0.7% of the welfare budget. *This is incorrect and one of the main methods of identifying fraudsters is actually data matching from other agencies i.e. the tax office. Dave.Dunford (talk) 18:58, 8 November 2014 (UTC)
Unsupported claims of Benefit fraud abroad
"Between April 2008 and March 2009 it is estimated that £55 million was lost as a result of benefit fraud overpayments to British claimants who did not tell the authorities they were living or travelling abroad."?
Big Bother Is (still) Watching Us!
"The most recent campaign makes claims about the likelihood of getting caught and the consequences of committing benefit fraud using ‘And they thought they’d never be caught’ as the leading slogan."
Since this statement reads like some 1984 style dis-information, should not Wikipedia consider whether it is helping the British government to push its' agenda against the poor? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 20:58, 8 April 2015 (UTC)