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How to Report Government Subsidy Frauds

What to be reported

Fraudulent or illicit payment related to social security benefits (National Pension, National Health Insurance, Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance, Employment Insurance)
Fraudulent or illicit payment of public assistance
Fraudulent or illicit payment of subsidy for welfare facilities
Fraudulent or illicit payment made in violation of Subsidy Management Act

How to report

Anyone who discovers a government subsidy fraud may report to the ACRC by the following channels.

Internet:
1398.acrc.go.kr (Korean only)
Post Address:
Corruption & Public Interest Violation Report Center, Limkwang Tower 87 Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03739
Fax:
+82-44-200-7972
Visit:
You can visit the ACRC office in Seoul or Sejong to submit reports. Our office hours are 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.
ACRC Seoul Complaints Center: Corruption & Public Interest Violation Report Center, Limkwang Tower, 87 Tongil-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03739
ACRC main office: Government Complex-Sejong, 20, Doum 5-ro, Sejong 30102

* Reports shall be made in writing (including electronic documents) with the reporting person's personal details along with the evidence in order to prevent irresponsible reporting, false reporting, etc.

How to handle a report

After receiving a report and verifying its details, the ACRC, if necessary, refers the case to the Board of Audit & Inspection, investigative agencies, or supervisory institution of reported public organization and informs the reporter of the investigation result notified.
In case the report directly contributed to recovering or increasing the revenue of a public institution or reducing its expenses, the reporter may be paid rewards up to 2 billion won.
The ACRC provide protective measures such as guarantee of employment, physical protection, confidentiality for reporters, cooperators, etc. in order for them to report the violation without fear.

[ Handling Procedure ]

  1. STEP 01
    Reporter
    Reporting of subsidy frauds
  2. STEP 02
    ACRC
    Receiving & verifying report
  3. STEP 03
    ACRC
    Referring & forwarding report
  4. STEP 04
    Examination, etc. agencies
    Examining & investigating
  5. STEP 05
    Examination, etc. agencies
    Notifying ACRC of result
  6. STEP 06
    ACRC
    Notifying reporter of result