March 12, 2013
For Immediate Release
WELFARE FRAUD HOTLINE CONTRACT RENEWED
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – A three-year contract with We Tip, Inc. has been approved to continue the Los Angeles County Welfare Fraud Hotline and Informant Reward Program.
Initiated by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich in December 1987, the Welfare Fraud Hotline, in collaboration with the District Attorney’s office, has detected over $16 million of fraudulent overpayments in over 22,000 reported cases.
We Tip, Inc. provides trained multilingual operators experienced in questioning callers to elicit sufficient details of reported instances of suspected welfare fraud crimes in order to report this information to the Department of Public Social Services. The toll-free number for the Welfare Fraud Hotline is 1-800-87-FRAUD (37283).
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