WIC assistance is intended for those families most in need of nutritional support. Fraud and abuse take resources away from those who need them most. Some examples of fraud and abuse include:
- Sell or give away WIC checks.
- Sell or give away formula or foods purchased with WIC checks (including selling formula and/or foods through online sites such as Facebook, Craigslist, etc.)
- 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.
- 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:
- Completing an online “Fraud/Abuse Complaint” form.
- Calling the Missouri WIC program at 1-800-392-8209 between the hours of 8:00-5:00 weekdays.