FraudNet/Reporting Fraud

FraudNet/Reporting Fraud


What Type of Fraud Are You Reporting?

Federal Funds

Internal Fraud at GAO

Read the FraudNet mission statement.

Report Federal Funds Fraud

How to submit allegations:
    • Fill out a FraudNet form
    • E-mail:
    • Call toll-free: 1-800-424-5454 (an automated answering system)
    • Fax: (202) 512-3086
    • Write:
      GAO FraudNet
      441 G Street NW
      Mail Stop 4T21
      Washington, DC 20548

What information to submit: Provide as much detail as possible. You do not need to provide your name.

What happens to information you submit: The FraudNet form is transmitted over a secure connection, and we safeguard all information against unauthorized disclosure.

Privacy: We use Secure Sockets layer (SSL) and GPG (GNU Privacy Guard) encryption to protect the transmission of the information you submit. Please read FraudNet's Confidentiality Policy.    View FraudNet's Confidentiality Policy View FraudNET's Confidentiality Policy

Note: To use the FraudNet form, your Web browser must support forms, HTML 3.0 tables, and 128 bit encryption.


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Report Fraud, Waste or Abuse at GAO to OIG Hotline (Internal GAO Fraud Only)

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.

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FraudNet Mission

GAO FraudNet is a vital part of the Forensic Audits and Special Investigations Team. Its objectives are to

    • operate an automated means that anyone may use to report allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal funds;
    • refer those allegations to the Inspector General (IG) of the cognizant federal agency;
    • expedite responses to congressional requests;
    • review IG responses to allegations referred by GAO;
    • advise GAO teams and agency IGs of audit leads; and
    • provide information to federal, state, and local organizations about establishing their own hotlines.

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