Fraud Prevention Division


The goal of the Fraud Prevention Division is to reduce or prevent fraud before it happens. This is accomplished by:
  • Identifying overpayments
  • Impacting cases not otherwise investigated
  • Increased compliance with voluntary reporting
  • Increased public confidence
  • Increasing eligibility specialist awareness of potentially fraudulent cases

Help Stop Benefit Fraud

We rely on the community to help us in our efforts to reduce benefit fraud. You can help by reporting people who:
  • Falsify information on an application
  • Incorrectly report or fail to report the people living in their home
  • Lie about their income
  • Lie about their property and assets
  • Lie about where they live
  • Misuse food support benefits or EBT cards
  • Receive benefits from more than one state
You can report suspected benefit/welfare fraud in Itasca County by calling 800-422-0312, ext. 2191 or 218-327-6191. All calls are anonymous and each claim will be investigated.