Benefit Fraud Traps

Hylton-Potts - London Based Law Firm Helping People Across the UK since 1999

We do NOT report benefit fraud

Benefit Fraud Fixed Fee

Benefit Fraud: £295 including VAT

Benefit Fraud Civil Appeal: £595 including VAT

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Benefit Fraud and Tax/Pension Credit Traps

We are registered with H.M.R.C as tax and tax credit advisors

It is not ‘if’ but ‘when’. They are coming to get you.

We never allow our clients to be interviewed. We repeat, if you become a client of ours you will never be interviewed.

Credit agencies are used by banks, credit card firms and others to identify whether individuals have a bad credit history. In benefit and tax credit cases, the agencies will effectively be carrying out the process in reverse.

There is a benefits crackdown.


Credit reference agencies hold details and have a powerful role in determining who is granted mortgages, loans and credit cards.

The three agencies, Experian, Equifax and Call-Credit, hold a host of personal and financial information about every adult in the UK.

Shops, banks and building societies refer to their records every time a customer applies for credit.

This can include mortgages, personal loans, current account overdrafts, credit cards, store cards or when customers try to buy something on higher purchase such as a car or sofa.

Each person’s credit file contains information from the electoral roll, including name, address and previous addresses, as well as any court judgments, bankruptcies, or home repossessions.

Crucially, a person’s credit files also contain: details of all credit accounts held over the past six years and applications for credit in the past 12 months, how much credit the person has available, their record of paying off debt; and the size of their debts.

The benefit fraud investigators will have access to all this data, coupled with their wide-ranging powers to access bank accounts without the account holder’s knowledge, get information from the taxman, and instigate surveillance.

The crucial step is to approach the investigators, with expert legal help, before they come to you.

If you are worried that you have broken the rules, and want to stop a criminal prosecution with publicity or record consult the experts.

Proceeds of Crime and Frozen Bank Account

If your bank account and assets are frozen under Proceeds of Crime, or other legislation, we can help. The effects can be devastating even if on completely innocent people.

Banks sometimes make horrendous mistakes leaving you unable to pay your standing orders and bills.

This can lead to a destruction of a good credit rating and business and an immediate damaging knock-on effect to your clients and customers.

We work closely with the Financial Ombudsman and Financial Conduct Authority

We operate a free and confidential 24-hour email advice service,  and office hours helpline 020 7381 8111

Benefit Fraud Solicitor
We are better than any Benefit Fraud Solicitor

We can help if you have been accused of subletting your property/flat.

We can help if you have been accused of unlawful, or fraudulent subletting.

We can help if you have been accused of having undisclosed / hidden savings or capital.

We are experts in helping with Student Loans Fraud Prevention issues, and obtaining successful outcomes with DSA Counter Fraud Services.

For more information or a free legal opinion telephone 020-7381-8111 or email