FraudNET is GAO's hotline for the public to report government fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal funds.
GAO is responsible for assisting the Congress in carrying out its oversight responsibilities pertaining to government programs, activities and functions. Generally, this involves examining the programs and operations of federal departments and agencies, rather than investigating allegations of wrongdoing by individuals. We take complaints from the general public and refer most of them to the appropriate oversight agency, unless we have audit work in that particular area already underway. Because our resources are finite, we focus our audits and investigations on those federal programs and activities that Congress has mandated or requested us to review.
To submit an allegation of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal funds, please choose your filing preference (choose one):
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FraudNet prefers you provide a way for analysts to contact you if more information is needed to process the allegation. It is FraudNet's policy to honor requests for confidentiality. Analysts safeguard all information against unauthorized disclosure and will not release information identifying individuals unless required to do so.
It is important to provide as much detail about the incident as possible on this form. If you wish to update an existing allegation, you must create a new submission or contact FraudNet analysts using the other methods listed below. Please reference that an allegation was previously submitted.
If applicable, please provide the following additional details related to the alleged wrongdoing.
A Subject is an individual associated with the incident that may or may not have been directly involved in the wrongdoing (For example, a witness).
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