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Report Fraud

USDA and FNS take very seriously our responsibility for the stewardship of federal funds as we preserve the integrity of our 16 nutrition assistance programs. These programs include SNAP, WIC, and child nutrition programs such as school meals.

We work with state agencies, program operators, partners, and the public to ensure that FNS programs are managed efficiently, effectively, and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. We strive to ensure accurate eligibility determinations, and to prevent, detect, and respond to instances of fraud when and where it may occur.

There are a number of processes and tools in place at both the state and federal levels to safeguard against fraud and to minimize misuse of program funds.

We depend on the public to assist us. Your input can help ensure the integrity of these programs, allowing them to continue to make a difference for eligible participants as they are intended and authorized by Congress to do.

You should report any specific, credible information that someone is committing fraud to the USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG) through the following methods:

(800) 424-9121
(202) 690-1622
(202) 690-1202 (TDD)

Office of Inspector General
PO Box 23399
Washington, DC 20026-3399

Information about various scams affecting SNAP households is available on the SCAM Alerts page, and additional information about SNAP fraud is available on the SNAP Fraud Prevention page.

You should report concerns about possible fraud in FNS nutrition assistance programs by contacting the relevant state/territorial agency. The following map includes relevant contact information for each state and territory.

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Page updated: March 28, 2024