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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Recently, the following was published by the BBC:
"Messages from dozens of officials on an internal DWP message board, seen by the BBC, show the extent of the scam:
"How many more times can claimants add children named Ha, Ha and Ha to their UC claims, or add a landlord called Harry Kane, or add any other obviously made-up names to claim a UC advance?"
"This is a massive issue. They are literally making up street names and children (I have had Lisa, Bart and Homer recently, Simpsons cartoon characters) getting the money and we never hear from them again."
"A lot of what we see is uni students being approached to make a claim for a fee: 19 years old with six blind children.""

Please provide the entire contents of the threads containing the above quoted messages on the internal DWP message board referenced.

Kind regards,

Sean Brawley

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Dear DWP,
I note that a response to my FOI regarding DWP Message Board Thread Posts is now due.
Please confirm when I can expect a response.

Kind regards,

Sean Brawley

no-reply@dwp.ecase.co.uk on behalf of DWP CAXTON HOUSE Communications, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Sean Brawley,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 12th
July.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

no-reply@dwp.ecase.co.uk on behalf of DWP Central FOI Team, Department for Work and Pensions

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Dear Sean Brawley

The date that the response is due for your request, FOI2019/26269, has
been changed to 10th September

Kind Regards

Communications FOI