Fraud Hotline:

9-Year GAO Fraud Hotline Summary

OGC/OSI-88-1FS: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.

Additional Materials:

Contact:

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized its operation of the GAO Fraud Hotline for the past 9 years.

GAO objectives and goals were to: (1) operate a toll-free hotline that anyone in the United States could use to report allegations of fraud or abuse in the administration of federal funds; (2) refer any allegations to agency Inspectors General and ensure proper investigations and corrective responses; and (3) provide assistance to federal, state, and local organizations in establishing their own hotlines. GAO found that, of the 13,992 calls that warranted further review: (1) 5,397 were reports of work-hour abuse, private use of government property, policy noncompliance, improper financial transactions, theft, or unnecessary equipment purchases; (2) 3,792 reported improper receipt of welfare, disability, social security disability, social security, or veterans benefits; (3) 2,681 reported improper expenditure of government funds, partial contractor performance, noncompliance with contract regulations, false grant and contract information, or property or funds theft; and (4) 2,122 reported tax cheating, bribery, and conflicts-of-interest. GAO also found that: (1) it closed 11,246 cases; (2) 146 resulted in legal action; and (3) there were convictions in 47 cases.

Nov 18, 2014

Nov 13, 2014

Oct 10, 2014

Sep 30, 2014

Sep 22, 2014

Jul 9, 2014

May 14, 2014

Apr 30, 2014

Mar 26, 2014

Looking for more? Browse all our products here