Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Benefit Assistance Fraud 

Client Fraud

  • Fraud, waste, and abuse related to individuals receiving SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps), Child Care, Medical, or Financial Assistance
  • Failure to report income or assets properly
  • Failure to report the another parent in the home
  • Receiving benefits for individuals that do not live in the home
  • Selling or trading SNAP benefits
  • Applying for and receiving benefits in more than (1) state at the same time
  • Any other suspected violations of program requirements or benefit use 

To Report Assistance Fraud call (800) 955-2210 or email wsinv@utah.gov.


Unemployment Insurance

Claimant Fraud

  • Failure to report hours and earnings
  • Failure to be able and available for work
  • Failure to actively seek work
  • Identity Theft

Employer Fraud

  • Mis-classification of workers
  • Incorrectly reporting wages
  • Providing false information
  • Failure to pay Unemployment Insurance taxes, report necessary information, or prohibit inspection from the Department

Click here to Report UI Fraud.


All Other Fraud - Internal Audit

  • Report fraud, waste, or abuse within the Department of Workforce Services
  • Assistance fraud related to the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation or Housing and Community Development Division
  • Waste or misuse of public funds, property, or manpower
  • Violations of laws, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts or grant agreements
  • Gross mismanagement
  • Unethical conduct
  • Abuse of authority - Abuse includes misuse of authority or position for personal financial interests or those of an immediate or close family member 

To report all other fraud, waste and abuse, email dws_fraud@utah.gov.


Equal Opportunity

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling (801) 526-9240. Individuals with speech and/or hearing impairments may call Relay Utah by dialing 711. Spanish Relay Utah: 1-888-346-3162.