Who to contact if you suspect fraud.

If you think someone is taking advantage of a social assistance program, you can report a suspected case of fraud.

Do you know someone who is getting money from a social assistance program that they should not be receiving?

While there are many people who genuinely need our help, there are unfortunately some who take unfair advantage of social assistance programs. If you want to report social assistance fraud, we will take you very seriously. Every case will be investigated and, where appropriate, action will be taken.

Contact Information 

Email: welfare.fraud.css@ontario.ca
Phone: 1-800-394-7867
Fax: 1-866-681-3154

Ministry of Community & Social Services
Welfare Fraud Hotline
Box 333
Toronto ON M7A 1E9

Ministry staff are bound by the privacy and confidentiality requirements of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and cannot discuss the details of a fraud investigation with the person who filed the complaint.