Biased and Uninformative It works to the message: those who get work are saints; those on benefits are scroungers. Does not show the plight of the thousands on benefits who cannot afford to feed themselves due to policies introduced by the Tories. Raj1:02pm Thu 7 Aug
Heavily Biased Propaganda Nothing more than propaganda to get us all at each others throats while government and big business get away with billions in fraud and tax evasion.
No, that does not excuse a single person claiming what they shouldn't, but the ratio of exposure to this is grossly out of proportion. Grolt12:05pm Thu 31 Jul
interesting I like watching this show it's very interesting tinascooby10:43am Wed 13 Nov
racist program why the scroungers are always black or Asian? I am white before anybody speaks out! but I find it very racist! frr11:05am Thu 31 Oct
Educate, inform, entertain. Which of these is our public broadcasting company doing? I saw it for the first time this week; it is utterly shameful - on the level of Jeremy Kyle. Take it and that peculiar, obnoxious presenter(?) off air immediately. Pip3:52pm Wed 15 May
Switching Off Now they are picking on a genuinely disabled woman with a muscle wasting disease who had a good day (by taking dangerous levels of medication) and was taken to court, got a criminal record and a tag (Monday's episode). She was still entitled to DLA by the way. Think earlier comment about something on Tax dodgers or MPs would be better that this right-wight progranda. Disgusted10:38pm Tue 5 Mar
grate show this is all part of the governments plan to give the public someone to hate, and whilst this is going on, it diverts attention from their underhand dealings. immigrant7:31pm Sat 2 Mar
Is this still going? I can't believe this programme is still being made after the volume of negative response. Who in the BBC still thinks that this sort of hate-mongering is an acceptable use of their budget? Outasync1:52pm Sat 2 Mar
Could do better an attempt at a feel good show, but it is laborious in it's exposing process. Lightweight show for lightweight slot. Cardinal Biggles11:42pm Mon 11 Feb
Dreadful, Why is the BBC airing this? This is nothing more than emotive BS! It concentrates on the poorest in society and ignores the fact that the rich legally avid what they should pay through taxation. I expect better balance from the BBC. 2:28pm Mon 11 Feb
Check the paperwork Does no-one check any of claims made to HMRC etc??? If they took time to validate claims before money was dished out it wouldn't go to the wrong people! MarzipanB11:47am Wed 2 Jan
Speaking of balance... In a typical year:
Organized crime costs £40 billion.
Tax avoidance costs £25 billion.
Workplace Absenteeism costs £13.4 billion.
Cigarette smuggling costs £4 billion.
Benefit fraud AND admin error together costs £2.5 billion.
Perspective Innit9:25am Wed 22 Aug
What a joke! No mention of big business that (in this country) through off shore banking and paying clever accountants avoid (that could be picked up by the treasury via plugging the loop holes) £120 billion every year then! And large unemployment drives down wages so big business can hire and fire as they like so are in favour of such!! Smoke and mirrors TV.3:56pm Tue 21 Aug
smug little man is there nothing DL will not do - talk about overexposure. doubletake12:49pm Mon 20 Aug
A balanced View This program is only possible because the agencies involved allow it, the TV company has therefore been obliged not to be critical of them, the program makes every effort to be even handed between legit and illegitimate claimants, what appears to be clear is that for all the taxpayers money being used to employ "professional" staff, almost all the stories appear to be the result of "Tip Off's" by concerned taxpayers, and almost never as the result of proactive investigation by the DHSS, is it realy that simple to extract huge amounts of money from the state, also the penalties applied to those found guilty are an insult to the taxpayer, and often make the whole investigation and prosecution look like a waste of time. Bob12:41pm Mon 20 Aug
Absurd needs to be taken off Saints and Scroungers thats a laugh. They boast of the hi tech equipment and the little baldy Dom Littlewood is just as bad with his squeaky voice . MPs are the biggest scroungers and benefit fraudsters and about time someone shows how these idiots are caught MPs Suck9:12am Wed 30 May
A very bad programme, made by very bad people. William Beveridge's ghost4:54pm Mon 23 Jan
Racist & xenophobic BBC The ethnic minority is almost always portrayed as scourgers what a shame considering!!!!
The BBC is clearly promoting xenophobia. #stopBBCxenophobia11:45am Mon 23 Jan
TAKE IT OFF THE AIR!!!! The programme Saints or scroungers really needs to be taken off air! there are people who are benefit fraudsters and they will be caught! However this programme is causing hundreds of genuine people to loose their benefit!!!! Disability living allowance was originally set up to provide financial support to those at a disadvantage of finding suitable employment due to illness/disability....NOT just for the sick! you can still work on DLA but maybe would only be able to do a certain type of work.......this programme is causing genuine DLA claimers to become agrophobic in fear of being seen on a ''Good day'' and reported..........ITS MAKING THINGS WORSE FOR GENUINE PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILY'S!........TAKE IT OFF THE AIR!!!!! OR AT LEAST REMOVE ANY DLA RELATED STORIES!!!!! KERRYARM11:43am Thu 19 Jan
And all the while... The bankers smile... frontbench backhand8:33am Wed 4 Jan
get everyone off benifits they are a dissgrace, get a job. but i would like to continue receiving mine, as i am a special case long term unemployed. planets5:30pm Thu 29 Sep
benefit fraud i need help.. fought paralisis twice and get dla. however for some reason people get jealous because i drive round in a new car and start reporting me sayin nothing wrong, follow me for two weeks n see what its really like..... please emma emm11:08am Thu 29 Sep
r branson is r branson too big for your prog? ray jury4:11pm Mon 8 Aug
Fraud I am concerned about a guy who is benefit frauding using a friend's address, but the local council and tax office are not helping. I need to get in touch with Dominic and wondered how to go about that?! Anyone? wb2f12:47pm Sun 7 Aug
Ex Housind boss avoids prisons Asuman Ozban former chair women of Lambeth Housing fraudulently stole 35k and a further 140k and was only given 30weeks suspended this was sending mixed messages she should have been given the same if not more time than the public she was in a position of trust and from the programs that I have seen others for far less and not in charge of public or goverment money stole thing she could get away with it and she has. She earnd almost 42-43k she should of gone to prison her department sent may people to prison and she should got the same ONE RULE FOR ONE 12:27pm Thu 4 Aug
not long enough why do the cheats only get months for stealing thousands of pounds they should be locked up for a lot longer the sentence now is laughable and does not act as a deterrant at all
annoyed12:15pm Tue 2 Aug
investigative journalism? Three people in my area died from their conditions while on appeal after Atos found them fit for work, you want to find benefit fraud look no further than the £100 million pounds paid to Atos to fraudulently remove peoples rightful benefits, don't see that being investigated. Bob3:01am Tue 26 Jul
White are saints, black and Asians are devils Am sick to the teeth, almost every week, non whites are seen as the scroungers and the whites are whiter than white. Please can the producer stop displaying blacks has the criminals only.When will this country wake up and realise that white people are not exempt from committing crime. Tori7:57pm Mon 20 Jun
its a bit one sided show more of the people in charge fiddling, and they do. get real8:16pm Mon 30 May
Not great Ok for daytime TV but not what I'd expect to be shown at prime time. Sara 5:43pm Mon 30 May
lets pick on some benifit cheat, whilst the real theiving politisions steal from the rest of us. get real7:25pm Tue 10 May
Black or white ? As with all these programs that make a crass black or white statement I find saints and scroungers formulaic and predictable. The production teams do not have the finesse or the courage to delve into the grey areas that affect most of us. Other " culprits" include watchdog and most of the cops in cars shows. lampskio7:06pm Mon 9 May
Reporting someone How do i go about reporting someone who is claiming benifits and has a really posh car, personal number plate and home in India and frequently travels there? They also drive about in a white van. It annoys me they are getting away with it Bagpuss3:17pm Tue 25 Jan
scroungers and saints Ive watched a few of these now and I cant help feeling that while its good that cheats are caught out, These cases are very small potatoes compared to what the NWO-FED-IMF bankers are up to they have scammed billions off the middle and working classes, their latest victim being poor Ireland. I see the benefit fraud issue as a smoke screen and tiny in comparison to the real fraudsters who are also masters of war and the real manipilators and pupateers of all the main news channels papers and EVEN 10 downing street! Truth soildier10:43pm Thu 20 Jan
the dhs lottery. like members of parliment, you run the risk og getting caught when you fiddle. strange though, that the majority of people caught fiddling, are not of british origin. get real11:53am Tue 18 Jan
watch ur tv programme there a man with no kidney same as me my dla been stop becuase i can walk more then 50 meters am just like the man in ur tv show i get nothing willy11:34am Tue 18 Jan
government propaganda this is nothing short of getting the people against the people just what the government wants what happened to all the mp's who committed fraud by lying about there expenses just because most ''agreed to pay it back'' doesnt mean they didnt commit fraud yet another case of ''pick on gthe little people'' im disgusted kalee7:49pm Mon 17 Jan
Sickening Tripe ! Absolute RUBBISH ! Complete waste of air time. Screen free charity appeals instead.Sentimental bleeding heart holyier- than- thou interfering big society claptrap of a program with top telly gnome Do it all Dom. Come on David (Cameroooon for it is he, son of Maggie T.)Let's see a sustained program of affordable social housebuilding with skills and jobs for all and follow it live ! Maggie T.7:38am Mon 17 Jan
SHORT **** Being such a short ****, makes him have a chip on his shoulder, somebody should knock the smug p****s block off. TOPWAK (TRUTH TELLER)2:21pm Fri 14 Jan
What happened to the BBC...?? Pity the BBC can't cover the corporate tax dodgers to the same degree. Come on, the money scrounged by the common people covered here must cost as much to chase up by the authorities. It's a disgrace that at least the same effort is not put into chasing the politicians and their corporate masters - but then they have power Grommit1:31pm Fri 14 Jan
Race stereotyping Nearly all the scroungers are black or from an ethnic minority. Nearly all the saints are white ethnic. Is this a true representation of saints and scroungers? Magro11:50am Fri 14 Jan
Dominic Littlewood stop picking on little people and target mp exs bankers the real villians. i hope one day you find yourself in a hole and someone takes that smug look of your face jgpor9:19am Fri 14 Jan
tax dodgers benefit scroungers Why not do a program on tax dodgers, if you’re so passionate about benefit scroungers costing the tax payer millions?
You could start with the current government who are all millionaires and use tax loopholes to avoid paying tax!
lee tax payer11:38am Fri 7 Jan
help for cancer patients, but not arthritcs I've been trying to claim benefits for 22 weeks now without success. I am riddled with arthritis. My MP and a CAB person have so far made no progress. Having had two operations last year and with another hip replacement to come I will lose my home. I'm 53,a lone parent with two teenage children, one at Cambridge University. He now wants to leave to find a job and support me. He's one of the brightest brains in the country - google Alex Goodenough for further info. He's worked hard to get where he is and so have I and his siter in supporting him. What a waste for the nation's future. jan12:46pm Wed 5 Jan
shocked by the comment below... Behave yourself Kpm.
My sister recently divorced and she has found herself on Benefits whilst she now gets on with her life (after years of being a home housewife)
She gets a mere £60 a week to pay all her bills and food.
Me and my husband spend more than that per week on our food shopping.
So how the hell can you say someone on benefits can buy luxury things and afford to run a Cherokee car!
Mary Holton-Smythe1:52am Wed 5 Jan
Claimants no crims indeed But some are.
You see them doing nothing - watching tele - buying all sorts of luxury things.
My ex neigbour never worked - long time unemployed but has a sherokee car - she told me one day that I am wasting my time working on minimum wage, paying taxes and that she is well off on benefit than getting out of bed at 7:00am - come home at 5:30pm. Kpm12:05pm Tue 4 Jan
An eye opener This progam is very good,'cause there's a lot of corruption taking place in this country.Its never too lae to mend Expose296:29pm Mon 3 Jan
baldy Horrid little man who seems to think he is some kind of Robin Hood. Would love to see someone punch him in the face and wipe that smug grin of his face Wille Thorne5:41am Mon 3 Jan
Acting Reconstruction I filmed some Reconstruction scenes for the new series of 'Saints & Scroungers' 2011 and it was a pleasure working with the Production Team. Anikka Forbes12:03am Mon 3 Jan
Racist! Yet more white people commiting benefit fraud?! Evidently the ratio is not reflective of all nationalities that commit benefit fraud. It is quite racist to target specifically white people. No nationality should be scrounging benefits that are not due to them, but this program is typical BBC PC made.
clare7:54pm Mon 11 Oct
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