Reporting Public Assistance Fraud

Fact or Fake

To ensure benefits go to San Diegans in need, the Bureau of Public Assistance Investigations (BPAI) mission is to identify and eliminate fraud in public assistance programs, such as cash assistance, food stamps, and childcare.

Report fraud by clicking the button below: 



We also have a toll-free number available 24/7 with multi-lingual services to receive reports of suspected fraud. Callers may remain anonymous. 

Due to State law related to confidentiality issues, we are unable to provide the public follow-up information regarding suspected fraud.



Fraud Hotline: 800-421-2252

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