How can credit reference agencies catch benefit cheats?

By Simon Atkinson
Business reporter, BBC News

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Credit card
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What does your credit report say about you?

Prime Minister David Cameron has said credit reference agencies could be used to crack down on benefit fraud.

But what information do these agencies hold and how could it be used?

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Tip-offs about benefit cheats could be followed up by credit checks

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