Cash-strapped taxpayers have been urged to disclose benefit cheats today in a bid to reduce the £765 burden for every Briton.
Glasgow is one of three cities taking part in a pilot programme which sees Crimestoppers and the Department for Work and Pensions raising awareness of the crime in a bid to encourage people to come forward with information.
The National Fraud Authority say cheats carve an annual £38billion hole in Britain's finances.
Officials said if the cost of fraud was broken down individually it would leave every adult paying £765 in increased prices.
The most common types of fraud are claimants who maintain they are a single parent - while they live with their partner.
Other types include individuals not declaring properties they rent or not declaring their income from jobs by saying they cannot find work.
Crimestoppers' Regional Manager for Scotland, Kate Jackson, said: "We all know people claiming benefit fraud unlawfully are committing a criminal act and should not be allowed to get away with it.
"We want to empower people to pass on information in Glasgow anonymously about benefit fraud, and this is why we are working with the DWP to stop it.
"Anyone found guilty of benefit fraud may end up with a criminal record, and having to pay back the money they have stolen from the system.
"We are all victims of this crime as we all pay into the system, so do your bit by helping to bring these individuals to justice by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on www.crimestoppers-uk.org with information about benefit fraud, no one will know who you are and you will not have to go to court."