Report Federal Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement

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If you suspect fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal funds,  the FraudNet can help you report your concerns to appropriate entities.

The FraudNet:

  • Refers allegations to federal, state, and local law enforcement, and Offices of Inspector General, as appropriate
  • Supports Congressional investigation and audit requests
  • Provides audit and investigative leads to GAO staff
  • Offers support to government at all levels for establishing and operating hotlines

You can reach us at 1 (800) 424-5454 or e-mail us at

Using FraudNet

This video discusses how you improve government operations by reporting fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal funds with GAO's FraudNet.

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GAO’s OIG Hotline

The Office of the Inspector General investigates allegations of potential fraud, waste, or abuse of GAO property, assets, and resources or other serious problems in GAO’s operations, including the possible violations of rules and laws. For reporting this type of fraud involving GAO, visit the GAO Inspector General Page.