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Reporting Fraud

The Corporate Compliance and Internal Review office is committed to preventing fraud in all aspects of Collier County Government. The County Manager has established several ways for individuals to report potential fraud, gross waste, or abuse of County assets or resources.  We suggest you call during normal business hours to speak to a member of the Corporate Compliance and Internal Review staff.  Be prepared to leave your name, details of the suspected fraud, or any other information that would enable staff complete a thorough investigation.  If you wish to remain anonymous, we encourage you to use the U.S. Mail to report the allegations. If you suspect fraudulent activity as it relates to Collier County Government, you should report it.

How to Report Fraud

You can provide information about suspected fraudulent activities by:

  1. Online: Complete the online Fraud Reporting Form 

    or

  2. Email: Complete the Fraud Reporting Form and email to ReportFraud@CollierCountyFL.gov

    or

  3. Phone: Call the Fraud Hotline at 844-217-6739. If you call after normal business hours do not leave your name if you wish to remain anonymous.

    or

  4. Mail: Board of Collier County Commissioners ATTN: Corporate Compliance and Internal Review, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 202, Naples, FL 34112

What to report:

  1. Violations of federal, state, or local laws.
  2. Theft, gross waste, or abuse of County assets or resources.
  3. Violations of County policies or federal or state regulations.

What not to Report:

  1. Personnel issues, suggestions, or general complaints.
  2. Urgent matters such as threats of violence or harassment.
  3. Theft, gross waste, or abuse of non-County assets or resources

What happens after report is submitted?

The Corporate Compliance and Internal Review office accepts reports of potential fraud as it relates to Collier County Government. Your information will be reviewed and assessed for potential violation(s) of governing laws, rules, policies, and procedures in order to determine appropriate handing. You will be notified upon the completion of this review process, unless your information has been submitted anonymously.  

Important: Florida Statue 119 is one of the most far reaching open records laws in any state. As such, if you want to remain anonymous, do not provide your personal information when you file a complaint. Please note that under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public record request, do not file your complaint by email.

The Corporate Compliance and Internal Review office can only provide you with information or request additional information if you include your contact information.