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- Reporting Suspected Fraud and Abuse


Reporting Suspected Fraud And Abuse

1. Reporting Suspected Fraud and Abuse of Social Security Benefits

We do our best to preserve the integrity of the social security system and guard against fraud and abuse of social security benefits. If you have any information on any person suspected to have obtained welfare payment by deception, do:

  • report to our social security field units;
  • call the Report Fraud Hotline at 2332 0101;
  • complete the 'Information Form on fraudulent claims for CSSA' and send it by post or by fax (fax no. 2718 8595). The 'Information Form' can be downloaded in this homepage or obtained from our social security field units, integrated family service centres of Social Welfare Department, district offices of the Home Affairs Department and management offices of the Housing Department; or
  • email to us at oicfit1@swd.gov.hk or oicfit2@swd.gov.hk.

Upon receipt of your report, the Department will take follow-up action according to the information provided. There is no need for you to make a duplicate report unless you have supplementary information to provide in respect of the suspected fraud cases.

Elaborate safeguards are built into the procedures of handling reports and to ensure that all information provided by informants is treated in strict confidence so as to protect them.


 

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Information Form on fraudulent claims for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) PDF Document(Acrobat Document) Word Document(MSWord Document)

   
   
3. Statistics 

A. Number of reports on suspected fraud cases received from the public

Financial Year No. of fraud reports received through Total
Report Fraud Hotline
(Note 1)
Letter Information Form on Fraudulent Claims (Note 2)

2001 - 2002

2 352

475

162

2 989

2002 - 2003

3 156

606

191

3 953

2003 - 2004

3 342

765

147

4 254

2004 - 2005

3 714

820

165

4 699

2005 - 2006

3 652

905

355

4 912

2006 - 2007

3 424

948

397

4 769

2007 - 2008

3 433

683

353

4 469

2008 - 2009

3 168

791

401

4 360

2009 - 2010

2 929

717

383

4 029

2010 - 2011

2 617

691

417

3 725

2011 - 2012

2 417

965

379

3 761

2012 - 2013

1 967

730

319

3 016

2013 - 2014

1 749

734

370

2 853

2014 - 2015
(as at 30 Sep
2014)

881

364

172

1 417


Note 1 : The Report Fraud Hotline was set up in August 1998.
Note 2 : The 'Information Form on fraudulent claims for CSSA' was put into use in May 2000.

B. Court result on Social Security fraud cases

Result
Financial Year Imprisonment Bound
over
Community service order
Fine Issue of
stern warning
by police
Found
not guilty
Total

2001 - 2002

35

1

12

0

1

0

49

2002 - 2003

50

2

11

0

4

2

69

2003 - 2004

35

3

13

1

0

0

52

2004 - 2005

22

1

9

0

11

1

44

2005 - 2006

69

2

30

1

23

1

126

2006 - 2007

108

0

29

1

27

2

167

2007 - 2008

148

7

72

2

22

6

257

2008 - 2009

134

6

68

1

10

13

232

2009 - 2010

132

9

61

4

10

6

222

2010 - 2011

198

12

65

2

3

5

285

2011 - 2012

184

8

52

7

1

6

258

2012 - 2013

190

7

57

3

0

3

260

2013 - 2014

267

16

40

2

1

15

341

2014 - 2015
(as at 30 Sep
 2014)

123

4

24

4

2

4

161