Fraud Reporting Options

Below is a list of different reporting agencies that citizens can use to report fraud, waste, or abuse

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the City of New Orleans encourages citizens, employees, contractors, and others to report waste, fraud, and abuse involving any individual, partnership, corporation, or organization involved in any financial capacity or official capacity with city government to the OIG (City Code, Sec. 2-1120). In some cases, agencies other than the OIG are better suited to investigate these complaints. The following list is intended to provide citizens with information about whom to contact with complaints involving matters outside of the OIG’s jurisdiction.

Crime (Non-Emergency)

New Orleans Police Department
(504) 821-2222

Charity Scams

Federal Trade Commission

Consumer Disputes

Louisiana Office of the Attorney General (225) 326-6465.
Better Business Bureau of Greater New Orleans (504) 581-6222.

Contractor Fraud

Louisiana Licensing Board for Contractors

Identity Theft

Internet Crime Complaint Center (ic3)
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 1-877-382-4357.

Insurance Fraud
Internet Fraud

Internet Crime Complaint Center

Judicial Misconduct

Louisiana Supreme Court
(504) 568-8299

Lawyer Complaints

Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board

Mail Fraud

U.S. Postal Inspection Service 1-877-876-2455.

Mail Theft

U.S. Postal Inspection Service 1-877-876-2455.

Medicaid Fraud

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
1-800-488-2917 (Provider fraud)
1-888-342-6207 (Recipient fraud)

HHS Office of Inspector General

Police Misconduct

Public Integrity Bureau New Orleans Police Department
(504) 658-6800
Located in: Financial Planning Center
Address: 1340 Poydras St Suite 1900, New Orleans, LA 70112

New Orleans Independent Police Monitor
(504) 309-9799
Address: 2714 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

Public Housing Fraud

HANO Police Hotline (504) 670-3372.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 1-800-347-3735.

Sewage and Water Board Complaints

(504) 529-2837.

Social Security Fraud

United States Social Security Administration

Report Social Security Scams
Report other Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
Telephone: 1-800-269-0271 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays

Would you like to submit a complaint to the OIG?

Use our Report Fraud & Waste form to submit a complaint
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