Child Benefit fraud is when a person deliberately gives incorrect or misleading information in order to claim a Child Benefit they are not eligible for.
They may not be eligible because they deliberately do not declare that their child has left home or a child over the age of 16 has left school and starts work. Some fraudsters also claim Child Benefit for made-up children that do not exist.
Child Benefit fraudsters can be both individuals and organised fraudsters.
Being told that you are claiming any benefits when you are not could mean that you have been a victim of identity theft and fraudsters are claiming benefits in your name.
Contact Action Fraud for support and guidance about benefit fraud.