FRAUD, ABUSE AND WASTE HOTLINE


Welcome to the Leon County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office Fraud Hotline website. The Leon County Clerk of Court and Comptroller is striving to make local government more effective, open and accessible to all citizens. Therefore, the Clerk is very interested in receiving any citizen and employee concerns regarding fraud, waste, inefficiencies and abuses within Leon County government operations.

You do not need to provide your name to submit your concerns.

However, be advised that if you confidentially report fraud or abuse but provide any information which might identify you, such as your name, e-mail address or phone number, the Clerk’s Office will protect your identity as far as the Florida Public Records Act allows. The Clerk’s Office cannot guarantee complete confidentiality because (1) identification may be necessary to allow law enforcement officials to investigate or respond effectively to the report; (2) identification may be required by law; or (3) the person accused of Fraud Policy violations may be entitled to the information as a matter of legal right in disciplinary proceedings.

If you have an issue you wish to bring to our attention, you can contact the Clerk’s Office in four ways:

  1. Call 850-577-4199
  2. Write to Leon County Clerk and Comptroller’s Office Hotline (see address below)
  3. The Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline
    301 S. MONROE STREET, #100
    Tallahassee, FL 32301

  4. Send a fax to 850-577-4037
  5. Click here to send us an e-mail (remember that your Internet address will be submitted to us if you use e-mail)

Other agencies you can contact regarding concerns about fraud, waste or abuse:

Abuse of Children, the Elderly or the Disabled

Florida Abuse Hotline

1-800-962-2873

Consumer Service Complaints

Consumer Complaint Line

1-850-488-2221

Fraud, Abuse and Waste in State Government

Comptroller’s Hotline

1-800-848-3792

HMO Fraud or Abuse

HMO Hotline

1-800-226-1062

Health Care Issues

Consumer Healthcare Hotline

1-800-226-1062

Telemarketing Fraud

National Fraud Information Center Hotline

1-800-876-7060

If you are writing, faxing or e-mailing your concerns, please follow these instructions carefully:

  1. Describe your concern. Provide the names of all individuals involved, including any other witnesses. Give the dates and times the incident(s) occurred and where it happened. State whether there is any supporting documentation such as birth dates, license plate numbers, social security numbers, addresses, invoice numbers, check numbers or other document numbers. (Copies of the supporting documentation can be sent to: The Fraud, Waste & Abuse Hotline, 301 S. MONROE STREET, #100, Tallahassee, FL 32301.)


  2. For email, please keep a record of the date and time you send your communication. These two items will serve as your identification codes if you choose to follow up on any concerns reported to the Hotline.


  3. Please call our Hotline number (577-4199) two weeks after reporting your concern(s). Often after we start our investigation, questions arise or further clarification is necessary to continue the investigation. Therefore, it is extremely important for you to contact the Hotline after the initial contact.