'The Photoshop FAILS fuelling £8.5BN benefits scam' Daily Mail 21/1/23
J Roberts made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions
Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
An article in the Daily Mail based on reporting by The Times refers to benefit fraudsters and 'Photoshop fails':
1. For the period during which 'approximately 172,000 applications that appeared fraudulent were automatically suspended' please provide the number of images you received:
(i) from people making benefit claims;
(ii) from people making benefit claims which you suspected to be fraudulent; and
(iii) from people making benefit claims that you identified as fraudulent.
2. For responses (i)-(iii), please provide the number of claimants/fraudsters who sent you the images.
3. Please specify the start and end dates of the period during which you received approximately 172,000 applications that appeared to be fraudulent.
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