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THE_DUDE
THE_DUDE Community member Posts: 240 Pioneering
Just read this. Over £50 million stolen.
 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-68774242

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  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 794 Disability Gamechanger
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    Thats appauling, this is why benefits are so hard to get for people who desearve it. Hopefully they manage to recover most of the funds back and they should be forced to do 1 year of prison for each million they stole, not just do 6 years and be out again.
    I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,983 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 10
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    @rubin16

    A million quid for a year in prison? Sign me up :D 

    I'm kind of being serious, crooks, especially fraudsters, are usually good at "burying" dirty money. When they get out there will be wealth hidden somewhere waiting for them, in a foreign bank account or whatever, they'll not be poor when they come out

    Sadly :( 
  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 794 Disability Gamechanger
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    66Mustang said:
    @rubin16

    A million quid for a year in prison? Sign me up :D 

    I'm kind of being serious, crooks, especially fraudsters, are usually good at "burying" dirty money. When they get out there will be wealth hidden somewhere waiting for them, in a foreign bank account or whatever, they'll not be poor when they come out

    Sadly :( 

    Yeah they could easily just either put it in foreign bank account or invest most in cryptocurrency and it couldn't be traced unfortunatley. Its just a shame as most likely they will get a 6 year prison sentance and then get out and be very well off for the rest of their lives. Theres just no real justice that could be served.
    I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Scope Member Posts: 55,800 Disability Gamechanger
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    All the loop holes you have to go through with checks being done, how did  they manage that 
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    Whilst I don't condone benefit fraud and never will, far more is never paid than is claimed with fraud.

    2024 Election won

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,168 Disability Gamechanger
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    That’s just ridiculous! I do know that a lot of this happened during the pandemic, especially when identity checks were relaxed some what. 

    I can’t see that level of money ever being repaid back either. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • honeyhoney
    honeyhoney Community member Posts: 101 Courageous
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    I've always wondered where these people (the same visitors from the EU as me) get their money from?
    not working, wearing gold and driving new cars.
    When I worked in factories/warehouses, because my wife took care of the children (four of them),
    I could at most afford a used car for £300.

  • kreacher
    kreacher Community member Posts: 143 Courageous
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    i think these type of fraudsters (non british citizens) should be sent back to there own country as they have stolen money from people who actually need and deserve it
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