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HMRC internal manual

Claimant Compliance Manual

Cashcheque offences: Example of manipulation of cashcheques

Manipulations involve changing the amount shown as payable on the cashcheque. These will be identified by Revenue Finance, Worthing, on an amount mismatch report and sent to the Payment Fraud Team(PFT).

Example The claimant(s) is entitled to £30.48 per week but they change the cashcheque to read £80.48. As a result they receive £50 to which they are not entitled. This might be an isolated event with one cashcheque or it might be repeated over a number of weeks.