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WIC : WIC-Fraud

Report Suspected WIC Fraud and Abuse

If you think someone is abusing or committing fraud against the Maryland WIC Program, you can let WIC know.
Some examples of fraud and abuse include:
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Participants who:

  • Sell or give away WIC checks.
  • Sell or give away formula or foods purchased with WIC checks.
  • Lie about income or family size when applying for WIC.
  • Buy non-WIC food with WIC checks.
  • Trade WIC checks for other items or cash.

​Vendors who:

  • Buy WIC checks for cash.
  • Accept WIC checks for non-wic food.
  • Accept WIC checks for payment for past purchases.
  • Accept WIC checks for credit.
  • Are not WIC authorized but accept WIC checks anyway.
  • Overcharge for WIC food.

How to contact WIC

You can tell WIC about someone you know or suspect of Program abuse by:

  1. Calling the Toll Free Maryland WIC Hotline at 1-800-242-4942. The operator will transfer you to WIC customer service, available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You do not have to give your name.
  2. Submitting the completed Maryland WIC Program Fraud and Abuse form electronically.
  3. Printing the Maryland WIC Program Fraud and Abuse form and:

a. Mailing it to:

Maryland WIC Program
201 West Preston Street, Room 103
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

b. Faxing to the Maryland WIC Program at 410-333-5683.

Remember, you do not have to give us your name. Thank you for helping us to identify fraud and abuse in the Maryland WIC Program!