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Reports of suspicious activity that does not involve City of Milwaukee resources, a City of Milwaukee employee, or contractors doing business with or for the City of Milwaukee should be directed to the appropriate external agency. Please see below for a list of resources or contact the Fraud Hotline for assistance.

Additional Resources

Milwaukee Police Department

Milwaukee County Fraud Hotline

Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee County Sherriff's Office

State of Wisconsin Programs and Agencies

FoodShare/FoodStamp, BadgerCare, or Medicaid fraud
Daycare/Child Care Fraud, or fraud in W-2 programs
State tax fraud
Unemployment Insurance/Compensation fraud
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Toll-free (800) 909-9472
  • Fraud specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Consumer Scams

  • Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection Hotline: toll-free (800) 422-7128
  • Internet-based scams: FBI Internet Fraud Complaint Center
  • Mail-based scams: U.S. Postal Inspection Service Mail Fraud Complaint Form
  • Federal Trade Commission (lotto scams, fake debt collections, etc.):
    • Toll-free (877) FTC-HELP or
    • File a complaint online

Medicare Fraud

Report Suspected Federal Tax Fraud 

  • The IRS does not accept alleged tax law violation referrals over the phone
  • Download the information referral forms or order by calling (800) 829-0433


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Contact Us

Fraud Hotline
200 E. Wells Street
Room 401
Milwaukee, WI 53202  

(414) 286-3440

Other Help Services

Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare
  • To report Child Abuse/Neglect: (414) 220-SAFE (7233)
Elder Abuse Reporting
Psychiatric Crisis Services (Mental Health)
Milwaukee County Department of Child Support Enforcement 

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