OC Board of Supervisors'
Fraud Hotline

Orange County Board of Supervisors' Fraud Hotline
Phone Number (714) 834-3608

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The Orange County Board of Supervisors' Internal Audit Department (IAD) established and manages the Orange County Fraud Hotline as part of its ongoing fraud detection and prevention effort. The Hotline was first established September 1, 1994, and after a short period of inactivity during the bankruptcy, was reinstated May 3, 1996, and enhanced and improved in December 2004. The establishment of a Hotline is a best business practice for both private and governmental entities.

The Hotline is intended for the use of County employees as a vehicle for reporting suspected fraud, misuse of County resources by vendors, contractors, or County employees, and significant violations of County policy. Fraud is an intentional act that results in the misstatement of financial records or theft of the County’s assets. The misuse of County resources would include for example the use of a County computer to run an outside business. In instances when non-County callers use the Hotline, their complaints are also processed.

What We Do

The Hotline is available for calls twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The Hotline telephone number is (714) 834-3608. The Hotline telephone system also provides the callers with a list of Hotline numbers for reporting frauds that are not handled by the County Fraud Hotline such as Welfare Fraud. To report other types of fraud, such as welfare fraud, see the listing below of other fraud hotline phone numbers.

Whistleblower Protection

The Orange County Board of Supervisors' Fraud Hotline is intended for use by County employees, the general public, or vendors reporting suspected waste, fraud, violations of County policy or misuse of County resources by vendors, contractors or County employees. County employees wishing to report complaints are protected under the New Whistleblower Law California Labor Code 1102.5 and 1106. The California State Attorney General’s Whistleblower Hotline number is (800) 952-5225.

Other Fraud Hotline Phone Numbers

Online Fraud Reporting

The online report form allows you to identify yourself or to remain anonymous, if you so wish. Once the complaint form report is submitted an email report is sent to the Internal Audit Department for appropriate action. The Internal Audit Department will investigate all complaints received related to fraud, waste, and abuse.

In order to process your complaint, a minimum amount of information is needed. Please ensure that you have the following information before contacting the hotline:

  • When (or approximately) the incident occurred – date, time, and place of the occurrence(s).
  • Who was involved – person(s) (positions are helpful, if applicable) or other person or persons who may be aware of the fraud.
  • Where the alleged incident occurred – agency or department, if applicable, and location.
  • What the alleged incident is – full description of events reported.
  • How the alleged incident was committed.

Click here to submit a claim on-line.

If you wish to submit information in writing, please use refer to the information needed above and mail to: Fraud Documentation, Orange County Fraud Hotline, Internal Audit Department, 12 Civic Center Plaza, Room 232, Santa Ana, CA 92701. You can also print and fax the form to (714) 834-2880.