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Special Investigation Section

For the prevention and detection of fraud and abuse of social security benefits, 5 Teams are running under the administration of the Special Investigation Section of the Social Security Branch. Their main duties are:


Fraud Investigation Teams (1) & (2)

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.



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, Student Financial Assistance Agency, Hospital Authority, Employees Retraining Board and Labour Department) to detect abuse of social security benefits.



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.



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 7846/ 3903 7872

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

Fax No.

2718 8595/ 2382 8373

Email : ,

Fraud Assessment Team

Tel. No.

3903 7825

Fax No.

2383 8941

Email :

Data Matching

Tel. No.

3903 7901

Fax No.

2730 9637

Email :

Target Investigation Team

Tel. No.

2782 0187

Room 1002, 10/F, Skyline Tower, 39 Wang Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon

Fax No.

2359 7169/2332 5349

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),





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Last Review Date: 30 September 2016