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State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline

State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline

In September 1992, as part of government reform initiatives to make Virginia state agencies run more efficiently and effectively, Governor Douglas Wilder wrote the first Executive Order to create the State Employee Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline under the Department of State Internal Auditors. In June 2006, Governor Timothy Kaine issued Executive Order No. 12 to ensure employees of the Commonwealth continued to have the opportunity to anonymously report instances of fraud, waste and abuse to the Hotline.

In October 2012, Governor Robert McDonnell signed Executive Order No. 52 to expand Hotline accessibility to citizens of the Commonwealth, renamed it the State Fraud, Waste and Abuse Hotline and merged it with the newly established Office of the State Inspector General.

Since the beginning, the Hotline has received more than 22,000 calls and investigated more than 14,000 cases.

Reports made to the State Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline (Hotline) are anonymous and confidential. You may contact the Hotline by:

  • Toll-Free Phone Number (within Virginia)
    800-723-1615  (No caller ID, but does accept voicemail messages)
  • Mailing Address
    Attention: State Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline 
    PO Box 1151
    Richmond, VA 23218
  • Online Form
    Fill Out and Submit Online Form
  • Fax
    (804) 371-0165  
  • Email

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