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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.

  • Examples of Recipient fraud:
    • Medical identity theft or sharing Medical Assistance cards
    • False application for a publicly funded program
    • Not reporting full income from all jobs, and payments
    • Not accurately reporting household members
    • Claiming hours for child care services that weren’t provided
    • Selling EBT cards
    • Theft of medical cards; using cards to get services
  • Examples of Child Care Provider fraud:
    • False, fraudulent claims submitted by Child Care Assistance providers
    • Billing for child care services that weren’t provided
    • Reporting false employment hours
    • Providing false time sheets
  • Examples of Health Care Provider fraud:
    • False, fraudulent claims submitted by health care providers
    • Billing for health care services that weren’t provided
    • Reporting false employment hours
    • Providing false time sheets

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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