Taxpayers rightfully expect that their money is used wisely and appropriately. Throughout State government, department heads, supervisors and employees work hard to prevent fraud, waste and abuse of power. However, despite these efforts, fraud does occur.
It is important for all of us to be aware of the various kinds of fraud that can be committed, and how to prevent them - especially within government. We need to educate managers and employees about fraud detection and offer support when they suspect and report irregular activities.
To help in these efforts, we are pleased to provide direct contact information for several frequently reported types of governmental fraud.
If you suspect financial fraud, waste or corruption in state government, please contact our Office at 1-877-290-1400 or by using the form below. We welcome anonymous reports, but those made by individuals who identify themselves make it possible to have a follow-up discussion if the facts warrant. If you do identify yourself but are concerned about possible retaliation, we now have the legal authority to protect your identity [1 V.S.A. § 317 (42)]
Douglas R. Hoffer
Vermont State Auditor
How to Report Various Potential Fraud, Waste or Abuse
- Anonymous reports to our office may be made by filling in only the boxes with red asterisks in the below webform.
- For information on reporting specific types of fraud (food stamps, Section 8, etc.) directly to the responsible entity, please scroll down past the webform below.
If you would like to receive a response to your report, you must include a valid email address.
- If you do not receive an "acknowledgement of receipt" email, please call our office at 802-828-2281