Report Welfare Fraud

The most common types of Welfare Fraud are:

  • Absent Parent in the home
  • Unreported Income
  • Ineligible Child(ren)
  • Child(ren) not living in the home

Investigations are conducted at the county level. If you suspect someone may be committing Welfare Fraud, please contact the county from the list below, . If you have any questions about which county to contact, you can contact the California Department of Social Services Fraud Bureau at their number listed below.

California Department of Social Services
Fraud Bureau (www.dss.cahwnet.gov)
Fraud Hotline 1(800)344-8477
Or Email FraudHotline@dss.ca.gov

State of CA Dept of Health Care Services
Fraud Hotline 1(800)822-6222
Or Email Stopmedicalfraud@dhcs.ca.gov

Alameda County
(888) 991-TIPS (8477)
www.co.alameda.ca.us

Alpine County
(530) 694-2235
www.alpinecountyca.gov

Amador County
(209) 223-6550
www.co.amador.ca.us

Butte County
(530) 538-7411
www.buttecounty.net

Calaveras County
(209) 754-6625
www.co.calaveras.ca.us

Colusa County
(530) 458-0545
www.countyofcolusa.org

Contra Costa County
(925) 521-5080
www.co.contra-costa.ca.us

Del Norte County
(707) 464-3191
www.co.del-norte.ca.us

El Dorado County
(530) 642-7300
http://www.edcgov.us

Fresno County
(559) 600-5045
www.co.fresno.ca.us

Glenn County
(530) 934-6518
www.countyofglenn.net

Humboldt County
(877) 410-8809
www.co.humboldt.ca.us

Imperial County
(760) 337-6884
www.co.imperial.ca.us

Inyo County
(760) 878-0242
www.inyocounty.us

Kern County
(661) 633-6000
www.co.kern.ca.us

Kings County
(559) 582-3241
www.countyofkings.com

Lake County
(707) 995-4200
www.co.lake.ca.us

Lassen County
(530) 251-8128
www.co.lassen.ca.us

Los Angeles County
(800) 349-9970
www.ladpss.org/dpss/fraud

Madera County
(559) 661-5160
www.madera-county.com

Marin County
(415) 473-3696
www.co.marin.ca.us

Mariposa County
(209) 966-2000
www.mariposacounty.org

Mendocino County
(707) 472-2333
www.co.mendocino.ca.us

Merced County
(209) 385-3000
www.co.merced.ca.us

Modoc County
(530) 233-6520
www.co.modoc.ca.us

Mono County
(760) 932-5550
www.monocounty.ca.gov

Monterey County
(831) 755-3224 (24 hours)
www.co.monterey.ca.us

Napa County
(707) 253-4100
www.countyofnapa.org

Nevada County
(530) 265-1340
www.mynevadacounty.com

Orange County
(714) 347-8636
www.ocgov.com

Placer County
(800) 889-7610
Or Email ReportWelfareFraud@placer.ca.gov
www.placer.ca.gov

Plumas County
(530) 283-6351
www.countyofplumas.com

Riverside County
(951) 358-3278
www.countyofriverside.us

Sacramento County
(916) 875-8911
www.saccounty.net

San Benito County
(831) 636-4158
www.cosb.us

San Bernardino County
(909) 252-4351
www.sbcounty.gov

San Diego County
(800) 421-2252
www.sdcounty.ca.gov

San Francisco County
(415) 557-5771
www.sfgov.org

San Joaquin County
(209) 953-7733
www.co.san-joaquin.ca.us

San Luis Obispo County
(805) 781-1914
www.slocounty.ca.gov/

San Mateo County
(650) 595-7583
www.co.sanmateo.ca.us

Santa Barbara County
(805) 346-7285
www.countyofsb.org

Santa Clara County
(408) 755-7175
www.sccgov.org

Santa Cruz County
(831) 454-4044
www.co.santa-cruz.ca.us

Shasta County
(530) 225-5606
www.co.shasta.ca.us

Sierra County
(530) 993-6700
www.sierracounty.ca.gov

Siskiyou County
(530) 841-2705
www.co.siskiyou.ca.us

Solano County
(707) 421-6447
www.co.solano.ca.us

Sonoma County
(707) 565-8530
www.sonoma-county.org

Stanislaus County
(209) 558-2020
www.co.stanislaus.ca.us

Sutter County
(530) 822-7230
www.co.sutter.ca.us

Tehama County
(530) 529-3590
www.co.tehama.ca.us

Trinity County
(530) 623-1265
www.trinitycounty.org

Tulare County
(530) 624-1054
www.co.tulare.ca.us

Tuolumne County
(209) 533-5711
www.tuolumnecounty.ca.gov

Ventura County
(805) 477-1605
www.countyofventura.org

Yolo County
(530) 661-2654
www.yolocounty.org

Yuba County
(530) 749-6493
www.co.yuba.ca.us