How to Report Fraud/Waste/Abuse Allegations to the OAG

Instructions

Information provided to the OAG via the hotline or other methods below may result in an investigative or performance audit or other review. When providing information, please include sufficient detail (describing who, what, where, when, why, and how) to allow us to fully evaluate your information.

Completion and submission of the Fraud/Waste/Abuse Allegation Form will result in your allegation being e-mailed to our Fraud/Waste/Abuse Hotline staff. Once received, the information on the form will be handled in the most confidential manner allowed by law.

You are not required to identify yourself. However, please understand that submitting information anonymously may limit our ability to obtain additional insight that may be necessary for a thorough investigation of your allegation. It is important to emphasize that circumstances may exist under which the OAG is legally obligated to reveal your identity, such as if your allegation is referred to a law enforcement agency.

The OAG does not normally advise individuals who have filed allegations of the existence, status, or outcome of an investigation. Generally, we will only contact you again if the need exists for additional information or clarification.

The OAG does not represent or act on behalf of any individual or agency. If you are seeking a legal opinion or representation, you should consult with an attorney.

Other State agencies can assist you with certain types of concerns and/or allegations that we generally do not investigate. Examples of those topics include complaints regarding child abuse and neglect, nursing home or other health care issues, welfare or public aid fraud, public utilities, and the like. Please see Other Resources for Reporting Potential Fraud, Waste, Abuse and other Complaints for a listing of common topics and corresponding agency and contact information.

If, to the best of your knowledge, your allegation involves State government operations and/or a State employee, you may report your fraud/waste/abuse allegations by any of the methods listed below:

  1. Click here to complete the Fraud/Waste/Abuse Allegation Form and submit online.

  2. Call the toll-free Fraud/Waste/Abuse Hotline at (517) 334-8060, Ext. 1650. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. An investigative auditor is generally available to take your call Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or you can leave a message after hours.

  3. Complete the Fraud, Waste, Abuse Allegation Form, print, and send via the U.S. Postal Service to the following address:

     Office of the Auditor General
     Fraud Investigation Section
     201 N. Washington Square, Sixth Floor
     Lansing, MI 48913