Report Fraud

Be Alert

Fraud, waste, and abuse against our City impacts each of us – citizens and City employees. It reduces budgets for City services including public safety, street repair, libraries, and parks.

 

Have a tip? Here are 3 ways to ANONYMOUSLY report fraud 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the City Auditor’s Fraud Hotline:

  1. Phone: 1-888-FRAUD-07 or 1-888-372-8307
  2. Online form: enter “City of Long Beach” in the “Company/Organization Name” form field
  3. MyAuditor App: select “Report Fraud” and include photos and location as evidence

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To protect your privacy, please note all tips received by the Office are confidential and information will not be disclosed.

 

We review all tips and will take appropriate action. Find out more.

What is fraud against the City?

 

Theft, waste, and abuse of Long Beach City resources. Examples of City Fraud include:

 

  • Theft of City property, such as inventory or supplies
  • Using City property for personal use
  • Payroll or timekeeping fraud
  • Submitting invoices for fictitious or personal goods and services
  • Taking cash paid for City services – such as parking, permits, or fines
  • Stealing a check the City issued to another payee
  • Falsely reporting expenses for reimbursement
  • Accepting a bribe, kickback, or illegal gratuity
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Bid-fixing

What is non-city fraud and crime?

 

Crimes committed against individuals.

Examples of non-city crimes include:

 

  • Personal property theft
  • Credit card fraud
  • Welfare fraud
  • Unemployment fraud
  • Insurance fraud

Click here for resources to report non-city fraud and crime.