Fraud: It’s a trap

"Fraud: It's a trap" is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) in several translations:

Did you Know?

  • Enrollment at more than one state or Local WIC agency is FRAUD.
  • Reporting false income, household size or pregnancy to become eligible to participate in WIC is FRAUD.
  • Buying or selling eWIC cards or WIC benefits, including foods and baby formula, or allowing someone else to do so is FRAUD.
  • eWIC card numbers and Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) should be kept confidential to avoid FRAUD. WIC Vendors should never ask to store or keep an eWIC card and/or PIN on premises.

You may be:

  • Disqualified from the WIC Program.
  • Required to repay in cash the value of foods, baby formula issued to you.
  • Prosecuted under State and Federal laws.

Did you Know?

Posting WIC foods, including baby formula, or breast pumps for sale in newspapers or on the Internet is FRAUD. This includes:

  • Craig's List
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • eBay
  • Any other social media outlet

Giving away WIC foods, baby formula, or breast pumps OR selling them for cash is FRAUD.

What can you do if you suspect fraud?

If you suspect that someone may be committing FRAUD, please contact the Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI). You may report your concerns anonymously.

Call the Toll Free Hotline at: 1-877-282-6657 or email to

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