The Office of Auditor of Accounts (AOA) is independent of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Branches of State Government. We maintain a fraud hotline to report suspected instances of questionable conduct relative to State resources.
Informants can report suspicious activity by calling 1-800-55-FRAUD (1-800-553-7283) or by utilizing the Referral Information Form below.
Informants are kept confidential and so are the results.
As a regular practice, AOA does not provide the status of investigations to informants. In many cases, an informant may insist that a situation represents fraud, waste, or abuse; however, AOA will perform a confidential evaluation to determine the merit of the allegation. AOA will not disclose the results of that evaluation or the nature of the work planned. The only exception to public disclosure is for investigations resulting in public reports under the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency's Quality Standards for Investigations or when the results of the investigation directly impact the informant, AOA will notify the informant as needed.
Referral Information Form
What State agency or organization is involved?
Please provide a detailed description of the wrongdoing (including who, when, where, what, how, and how much).
How did this issue come to your attention?
Has the allegation been reported elsewhere or previously investigated? If applicable, did you try to resolve the matter internally by reporting the situation through the chain of command?
What employee(s), contractors, etc. were involved with the wrongdoing (please also include employee titles if possible)?
If you are aware of any witnesses to the wrongdoing, please provide their names.
Do you have any documentation that supports the allegation (e.g. copies of an official document such as a timesheet, payroll check, vendor invoice)? If so, please email it to email@example.com and provide a description of the information or mail anonymously to: Office of Auditor of Accounts, Townsend Building, Suite 1, 401 Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901. (Note: Your email address will be visible to the recipient if emailing the documentation.)
Your Information (optional)
I am a:
May we contact you to obtain additional details, documentation, or clarification?
If so, how would you prefer to be contacted (check all that apply)?
Please provide any additional details or comments that would help us to understand your concern.