How to report suspected fraud, waste, inefficiency, or abuse

Report suspected fraud, waste, inefficiency, or abuse through the City of Portland, Oregon's Fraud Hotline. You may file an anonymous report or provide contact information.

Submitting a report will take approximately 15-30 minutes and can be done online or by phone.

Call 866-342-4148 or File a Report Online

The Fraud Hotline is operated through an outside vendor to ensure security and anonymity.

 The vendor does not track or record the phone number, internet provider, or location of a person submitting a tip unless the person chooses to voluntarily submit such information.

If you choose to file an anonymous complaint, please note the PIN issued to you after completing your report and check back periodically. We frequently have follow-up questions or need additional information. The PIN is unique to your complaint and is only made available to you. The PIN will allow you to review the status of your report and to answer any follow-up questions or requests for additional information.

When you submit a report, please provide as much detail as possible (including who, what, when, where, and how) and be as descriptive as possible (including dates, names, location, amounts, and witnesses). If available, please provide documentation to substantiate your report.

The Audit Services Division of the City Auditor's Office receives and reviews all reports. After an initial review, reports may be investigated further by Audit Services or may be referred to a more appropriate agency for further investigation, review, or response. Some cases may be closed if they lack merit or we don’t receive enough information to investigate.