Here are 3 ways to anonymously report a tip of alleged fraud, waste or abuse against the City of Long Beach 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to the City Auditor’s Fraud Hotline:
- Phone: 1-888-FRAUD-07 or 1-888-372-8307
- Online form
- MyAuditor App: select “Report Fraud” and include photos and location as evidence
Information to include in your tip of alleged City fraud, waste or abuse:
To maintain confidentiality, investigation information will not be disclosed.
California’s whistleblower laws (California Government Code § 53087.6 and California Labor Code § 1102.5) provide protection for anyone who reports an improper governmental activity against retaliation by his or her employer for having made the tip.
The City’s Fraud Prevention and Reporting Policy, contained in the Ethics Guide for City Officials & Employees, authorizes the City Auditor to receive and investigate allegations of City fraud, waste and abuse, and it asserts the City Auditor’s authority to assess internal controls to prevent fraud, waste and abuse.
Our investigative team reviews all tips and will take action. Learn more here.
See fraud hotline activity and how your tips are initiating positive change here.
To find out more about the common types of City fraud, waste and abuse along with red flags to lookout for and how to prevent it, click here.
To see the definitions of fraud, waste and abuse, please visit the Glossary of Terms.
Click here for resources to report non-city fraud.
Note, we are not a 9-1-1 or emergency service. Please contact your local emergency services if you need to report a critical situation.
Also, we are not a substitute for employment-related grievances or appeals as City policy procedures provide channels for resolution of these issues. To contact the City of Long Beach Human Resources Department, click here.
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