Report Federal Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement
How to Report Fraud
If you suspect fraud, waste, abuse, or mismanagement of federal funds, FraudNet can help you report your concerns to the right people.
- 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
Infographic: Recognize and Report
GAO's infographic details how to know fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement when you see them, and how to report them to FraudNet.
Video: FraudNet--Reporting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Mismanagement of Federal Funds
Fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement of federal funds can cost millions of dollars. Learn what we mean by these terms, and how you can report them through GAO’s FraudNet.
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.