FRAUD ALERT: DoD OIG has become aware that HOTLINE
telephone numbers at other Federal IG offices are
being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam.

In those spoofing scams, callers represent themselves as Hotline employees and can alter the appearance of the caller ID to make it seem as if the call is coming from the Hotline number.

The Department of Defense, OIG is taking every precaution to prevent the DoD Hotline telephone number from being spoofed in a similar scam.


  • Do NOT provide any personal information to unknown callers.
  • Do NOT verify your name or any other personal information to unknown callers.
  • If you receive a call from someone identified as a member of the DoD Hotline, ask for their name and hang up. Immediately call the DoD Hotline at 800-424-9098 to verify the call was official.

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DoDIG can only accept UNCLASSIFIED complaints on this website.

However, instructions for submitting a classified complaint are contained on this website. 
Visit the Classified Complaints page for more information.

The Department of Defense Hotline

Anyone may file a complaint with the DoD Hotline.

The mission of the DoD Hotline is to provide a confidential, reliable means to report violations of law, rule or regulation, mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of authority, and classified information leaks involving the Department of Defense; as well as the detection and prevention of threats and danger to the public health and safety of the Department and our Nation.

Select the Type of Complaint to Report

Although you may contact the DoD Hotline at any time, a more expeditious route towards resolution of your problem might best be served by FIRST CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL OR COMMAND-LEVEL INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE.

Hotline Complaint

Report fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement regarding programs and personnel under the purview of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Whistleblower Reprisal

Report adverse personnel actions taken against an individual, because that individual made or was thought to have made a protected communication.

Classified Information

Report violations of wrongdoing involving classified information.

What to Report to the DoD Hotline

  • Threats to homeland security
  • Health and safety issues
  • Trafficking in persons
  • Improper military mental health evaluations
  • Leaks of classified information
  • Bribery and acceptance of gratuities
  • Counterfeit or substandard parts
  • Whistleblower Reprisals
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Contract and procurement fraud
  • Computer crimes
  • Health care fraud
  • Travel or purchase card fraud
  • Cost/labor mischarging

What NOT to Report to the DoD Hotline

The following are a few issues that are NOT normally appropriate for the DoD Hotline. Before submitting a complaint, please make sure your issue is NOT listed below. For a complete list of issues and additional information on the appropriate referral channels CLICK HERE.

If you have determined that the DoD Hotline is the appropriate channel to address your issue, we encourage you to file a complaint through one of the methods provided on this site. The preferred method is through our Online Complaint Forms, but you can also fax, mail and telephone your complaint.

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