A few years ago I was approached by an asylum seeker who told me that if I 'gave him a council house so he could exercise RTB', he would be no trouble, leave me alone and followed this up with 'you understand?'. The following week he was arrested under the new anti-terror laws and detained indefinitely at Belmarsh. That guy knew very well how to make successful funding applications to set up English Language schools as a front for extremist training and among some of the items taken from his open market and paid for by the local social services dept property, were an arsenal of guns and bomb making equipment.
A couple of years after this I was approached by two known local drug dealers, one of whom had been attacked by a gang of 'unknown hoodies' and sustained some injuries. They offered me money and demanded emergency and immediate rehousing. They were so taken aback at my refusal to make an exception to policy allocation, ie accept a bribe, that they complained to the local Race Equality Council!
Years later I received a call from a LA CBL officer asking me to re-house a family she knew of who she wanted housed in a particular area. She did not disclose what her connection to this family were but advised that they had. not made any application in the normal way. The officer reassured me that the non application would not be a problem as she would carry out the CBL online processing for the allocation and that if I did this, the arrangement would be reciprocal.
I realise the above examples are a little extreme and probably not the norm but I simply refuse to believe they were isolated cases.