Sense it. Spot it.
? Count the signs. If you see one or more of these signs at a property consider making a referral to the appropriate organisation. Alongside these specific signs can you identify any signs that suggest movement, recruitment, deception, coercion or exploitation?
What is benefit fraud?
Trafficking for benefit fraud is when exploiters falsely apply for tax credits and other benefits using the victims' details. It is not only the state that is the victim of benefit fraud, there is often horrific abuse used against the individual in order to coerce them into falsely applying for benefits.
If you identify benefit fraud look at the general indicators and consider if there is concern that this individual has been trafficked and forced to work this situation.
Inside the property
Can you see lots of rubber bands and discarded envelopes on the floor of the property?
Is there a distinct lack of family photographs and personal belongings in the property?
Are there piles and piles of post stacked up? There are usually multiple mail deliveries to one address.
Is there script kept by or near the telephone? It will be prescribed around calls for making benefit claims.
Are you aware if multi occupancy paperwork has been processed? This takes five to six months and occupants will often move before this is completed.
Are there rough alternatives to actual religious symbols on display? Orthodox Catholisism is common in the nationalities involved.