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A number of agencies operate fraud hotlines specific to their operations and programs they administer. Although the Inspector General welcomes all referrals of allegations of fraud or abuse in State government, allegations related to certain types of fraud may also be referred directly to the responsible agency’s fraud hotline.

OLA Fraud
Office of Legislative Audits – Fraud Hotline

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

United States Department of Education – Student Privacy Policy Office

Medicaid Benefits
Maryland Department of Health – Office of the Inspector General

Welfare Benefits, including Food Stamps, and Child Support Enforcement Issues
Maryland Department of Human Services – Office of the Inspector General

Unemployment Insurance Fraud
Maryland Department of Labor

Consumer Insurance Fraud Activities
Maryland Insurance Administration

Housing Assistance Fraud Activities
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Tax Fraud and Scams
Internal Revenue Service

Identity Theft
Maryland Office of the Attorney General – Identity Theft Unit

Allegations of fraud involving federal funds may also be reported directly to the United States Government Accountability Office at 1-800-424-5454 or to the federal Office of the Inspector General (OIG) assigned to the specific program.