Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

Report Fraud

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Examples of fraud in DCF programs are:

  • The individual is fraudulently or improperly using a MyWIChildCare EBT Card.
  • The individual is not reporting employment or additional income. 
  • The individual is receiving assistance for a child that does not live with them, is not reporting a parent of the child living in the home, or is not accurately reporting the correct number of persons living in the household. 
  • The individual is not reporting their address information correctly. 
  • A DCF employee or an agency providing DCF services is committing a crime, misconduct, or mismanagement.

If you suspect someone is committing any of these or any other type of fraud, or otherwise misusing DCF resources -- report it.

To report a case of child abuse or neglect, contact the county or tribe where the child or child's family lives. If the agency is not known, contact the closest county.

Which program are you reporting fraud in?

If you suspect fraud in the Medicaid, BadgerCare Plus, WIC or FoodShare Programs, please contact the Department of Health Services fraud hotline 1-877-865-3432 or through their fraud reporting website.

If you suspect fraud in Unemployment Insurance please contact the Department of Workforce Development fraud hotline at 1-800-909-9472 or through their fraud reporting website.

Please provide any known information on the fraudulent case below.

To be sure we are able to adequately investigate your allegation, be sure to include as much of the following information as possible. If you do not know the answer, please fill in what you do know.

OR - Call 1-877-302-3728 for Child Care or W-2 fraud