Report public benefit fraud to the Office of the State Auditor

If you suspect that someone fraudulently receives public benefits provided by the Commonwealth such as MassHealth, state-sponsored childcare, or food and cash assistance – let the Auditor's Bureau of Special Investigations know.

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The Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump's Bureau of Special Investigations uses tips from the public to identify potential fraud in our public benefit programs. 

Using the methods below, please provide as many details as possible about the alleged public benefit fraud, including:

  • the name and address of the individual suspected of committing the fraud;
  • any potential aliases of the individual suspected of committing fraud;
  • the details of the suspected fraud
  • your relationship with the individual suspected of committing the fraud; and
  • any additional information that may help our investigators.

All information is accepted in confidence, and promptly reviewed upon receipt. 

Please note, in order to maintain the integrity of our investigations, we are unable to provide updates on ongoing or potential investigations that result from tips we receive.

How to report Report public benefit fraud to the Office of the State Auditor

This form is the best way to report suspected public benefit fraud

However, you can also report suspected fraud via email at infoline@sao.state.ma.us

This form is the best way to report suspected public benefit fraud

However, you can also report suspected fraud by calling (617) 727-6771 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Outside of these hours, dial extension 500 to leave a message.

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Can I make a complaint anonymously?

Yes - you do not have to provide your name.

Will my complaint be public information?

It is the practice of the Office of the State Auditor to maintain all information in confidence.

What actions will the Bureau take in response to a complaint?

The Bureau of Special Investigations promptly reviews tips upon receipt and using partnerships, proactive data analytics tools, and other resources, conducts an investigation. When the Office of the State Auditor finds evidence of fraud, it refers cases to state organizations and law enforcement agencies to recover funds, and when appropriate pursue criminal charges.

Will the Bureau keep me updated on the status of my complaint?

No. In order to maintain the integrity of our investigations, we are unable to provide updates on ongoing or potential investigations that result from tips we receive.

Contact for Report public benefit fraud to the Office of the State Auditor

Address
Bureau of Special Investigations
One Ashburton Place, Room 1103, Boston, MA 02108
Fax
Fax (617) 727-2567
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