This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Make it a criminal offence to maliciously report someone for benefit fraud.
Given the success rate of the "shop a benefit fraud" hotline is only 0.31%, a large number of people are being maliciously accused of benefit fraud.
Such malicious people should be subject the criminal law similar to wasting police time.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months