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How to report fraud

If you have heard about or seen instances of potential fraud waste or abuse in our programs, we want to know. We will review your concerns quickly. You are not required to leave contact information but doing so allows investigators to contact you if more information is needed.

Report Fraud

Report fraud by Form (preferred):

Minnesota Fraud Hotline Form

Report fraud by phone:

For suspected fraud involving recipients of cash, child care, food assistance, health care and child care providers:

  • Twin Cities metro: 651-431-3968
  • Toll-free line: 800-627-9977

Information to include:

Your information will be helpful if you can include the details of who, what when, where and how.

Who is involved? Report as much of the following information you have about the person, or people, you are calling about. Provide the full name, date of birth, and address or place of subject. Describe relationships between people involved. Who else knows this is happening, or is a witness?

What do you believe is the actual fraud, what did the person/people do? Describe exactly what is happening. What documentation or evidence do you have, or do you know exists?

When did this last occur? Provide date/time. Was this a one-time incident or is it an ongoing situation? Will this happen again in the future?

Where is the activity taking place? If possible, give details, names of stores, addresses of residences, and the name of the city/town.

How is this happening? How did you come to find out about it?

After You Log a Complaint:

*Do Not Expect a Follow-Up Response.

An OIG investigator will review your complaint for relevance and completeness. Although every report of fraud is tracked, not all complaints result in an investigation. If you provide your name and contact information, an investigator may contact you.

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