Fax: (727) 464-8386
Public Integrity Unit
Division of Inspector General, Guardian Section
Guardianship Fraud Hotline
510 Bay Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33756
If you suspect physical abuse, please contact:Florida Department of Children and Families
1 (800) 96-ABUSE (962-2873)
TDD (Telephone Device for the Deaf) 1 (800) 453-5145
FAX: 1 (800) 914-0004
There are several things to keep in mind when reporting fraud, waste and abuse. Immediate reporting is necessary, while facts are still fresh in the mind of the complainant. All reports must answer the questions who, what, when, where, why and how.
Who was involved? (Names, addresses, phone numbers, if available)
What happened? (Summary of events, additional sources of evidence)
When did it happen? (Date, time, frequency)
Where did it happen? (Location, city, state)
Why was it done? (Any known motive for committing such act)
How did it happen? (What scheme was used)
The most successful IG cases are those that include supporting documentation. Reports that are too vague or cannot be corroborated can result in a case being closed without any action taken.
Report Waste and Abuse for Cases Involving Guardianship