Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse

When you find it or suspect it, report it.

USM Office of Internal Audit: Fraud Reporting Hotline

The Office of Internal Audit provides four mechanisms for reporting known or suspected fraud, waste or abuse:

1. Report Fraud Now through Online Referral

2. Toll-free Telephone Hotline


3 . U.S. Mail

Mail to:
University System of Maryland
Office of Internal Audit
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 450
Columbia, Maryland 21044

4. Fax Transmissions


Regardless of the method used to report allegations of fraud, you may choose to remain anonymous. As noted in USM's Hotline Policy, referrals received will be reviewed by Internal Audit to determine an appropriate course of action for investigating and resolving alleged misconduct.

In accordance with University System of Maryland policy 287.0 VIII-7.10, Policy on Reporting Suspected or Known Fiscal Irregularities, "Every effort shall be made to ensure the confidentiality of any person reporting suspected financial misconduct, and every effort shall be made to ensure that retaliation of any kind will not be tolerated against any individual who, in good faith, furnishes information about known or suspected fiscal irregularities.

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Maryland Office of Legislative Audit: Fraud Hotline

The State of Maryland's Office of Legislative Audit (OLA) operates a hotline to receive allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse of State government resources. To report fraud to OLA, click the link below:

Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse to Maryland's Office of Legislative Audit Fraud Hotline