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As such, a person’s social media account could provide a window into their day-to-day lives to help investigators looking into claims.
Details such as pictures or location check-ins are likely to help the DWP to establish whether a person’s account matches the details of their benefit claim.
If a person is suspected of benefit fraud, they will be contacted by the authority who is responsible for the relevant benefit.
A person’s benefit may be stopped while an investigation takes place, and they could be visited by Fraud Investigation Officers who will attempt to find out more about the situation.