Who is defrauding who?

Here’s a link to a Spotlight report on social welfare fraud. Some interesting but obvious points are made in the report such as;

Although many countries, including
Ireland, have launched advertising
campaigns, it is difficult to
demonstrate if this approach
reduces benefit fraud. While some
studies do highlight an increase in
the number of tip offs, some argue
that advertising campaigns can
undermine support for the social
welfare system.

http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/media/housesoftheoireachtas/libraryresearch/spotlights/Spotlight_Social_Welfare_Fraud.pdf

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