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  • Welfare Fraud Hotline
    1-888-991-TIPS or 510-383-8777


Alameda County Social Services Agency
Program Integrity Division
7751 Edgewater Drive
Oakland, CA 94621-3013

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Report Welfare Fraud

Call 1-888-991-TIPS or 510-383-8777

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Alameda County Social Services Agency
Program Integrity Division
7751 Edgewater Drive
Oakland, CA 94621-3013

Making sure the people who really need help get the help they need.

The Welfare Fraud Program is a team effort involving the Alameda County's Social Service Agency Program Integrity and the District Attorney's Special Investigations Unit (DA/SIU) — sworn California peace officers, eligibility specialists, prosecutors, and administrative staff mobilized to make sure that eligible county families entitled to public assistance are able to get the assistance they need.

The Welfare Fraud Investigators and Inspectors also ensure those who aren't eligible for public assistance are denied access to funds.

Every year, thousands of children, women, and men in Alameda County receive aid through General Assistance, and In-Home Support Services. That's millions in public funds for our neighbors who need help now — families and individuals who must meet strict eligibility criteria to receive public assistance for the necessities of life.

By preventing, detecting, deterring, and prosecuting fraud for those who obtain public aid they are not entitled to, the Welfare Fraud Program protects the interests of those in genuine need and conserves taxpayer resources.


When an employee of the Welfare Fraud Prevention Division performs his or her duties in such a way that you believe it should be brought to the Division's attention then call or write a letter about the commendation. The same is also true when you believe that an employee has stepped outside the boundaries in the performance of their job. When a citizen's complaint is filed, a formal investigation will take place to determine if the actions in question are consistent with departmental policy and procedure. The complainant will be notified of the outcome of the investigation.

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