It be feared that tens of hundreds and hundreds of pounds of public money has been misplaced to fraudsters who’re focused on the British executive’s Universal Credit rating benefits machine.
The BBC has learnt that the scammers repeatedly pretend to be from the local Job Centre. They provide to receive money on behalf of claimants in return for a rate.
Their victims repeatedly only realise they’ve been duped when their contemporary benefits quit, they’re left in debt and have to repay the money to the Authorities.
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