Anyone can report fraud, waste, or abuse. Persons or entities reporting fraud to the State Auditor’s Office (SAO) do not have to establish probable cause and/or have a suspect.
The SAO investigates allegations of misuse and/or illegal acts involving state resources. This includes funds provided by the State of Texas to aid victims of a disaster.
To report fraud, waste, or abuse occurring at a Texas state agency, college, or university visit the State Auditor’s Fraud website and use their online form to report fraud, waste, or abuse.
Individuals reporting suspected fraud may request to remain anonymous. However, any information submitted may be released pursuant to a Public Information Act request or court order, including name and contact details. Reports may also be disclosed to another state agency or law enforcement at the SAO’s discretion.