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Special Investigation

For the prevention and detection of fraud and abuse of social security benefits, 6 Teams are running under the administration of the Social Security Branch. Their main duties are:


Fraud Investigation Teams (1), (2) & (3)

To conduct in-depth investigation on suspected social security fraud cases.



Fraud Assessment Team

To conduct assessment and recovery of overpayment on suspected social security fraud cases.


3. Data Matching Team

To conduct data matching with other Government Departments and organizations (including the Immigration Department, Treasury, Correctional Services Department, Land Registry, Companies Registry, Transport Department, Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency, Hospital Authority, Employees Retraining Board and Labour Department) to detect abuse of social security benefits.



4. Target Investigation Team

To conduct full review with quality check on cases selected on a random basis to ensure data integrity, payment correctness and compliance with the Social Security Manual of Procedures.

5.  Enquiries


Opening Hours:     Monday to Friday:    8:45 am to 1:00 pm                        
                                                               2:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
                              Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed 



Tel. No./Fax No./Email Address


Fraud Investigation

Tel No.

3903 7845 / 3903 7872 / 3903 7966

3/F Trade and Industry Tower, 3 Concorde Road, Kowloon

Fax No.

2718 8595 / 2382 8373 / 2796 2117

Email :

Fraud Assessment Team

Tel No.

3903 7825

Fax No.

2383 8941

Email :

Data Matching

Tel No.

3903 7900

Fax No.

2730 9637

Email :

Target Investigation Team

Tel No.

3842 7938

Room 103, 1/F, South Tower, West Kowloon Government Offices, 11 Hoi Ting Road, Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon

Fax No.

2359 7169

Email :


New Anti-fraud panels

SWD spares no efforts to combat welfare payment fraud. As part of its community education programme, anti-fraud panels are being installed in all social security field units to remind those concerned to report their circumstances honestly and be aware of the seriousness of committing any offence. Latest figures on social security fraud are announced regularly on the panels and there are also cuttings about fraud cases resulting in conviction.
Don't Break the Law: CSSA Fraud is a Criminal Offence
Any deliberate provision of false information or omission of information in order to obtain CSSA by deception is a criminal offence. In addition to the consequence of being ineligible for CSSA, the applicant is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a maximum of 14 years under the Theft Ordinance (Cap.210 of the Laws of Hong Kong),