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About the Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention Unit

The Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention Unit (Fraud Prevention Unit) specializes in investigating cases where state funds are being misused or where false information is being provided for monetary gain. The State Water Board has administrative authority to disqualify funding recipients and their consultants from participating in the UST Cleanup Fund and other State Water Board financial assistance programs. The Fraud Prevention Unit also works with other agencies in pursuit of criminal and/or civil prosecution.

To learn more about the Fraud Prevention Unit, see our factsheet.

How to Report Fraud

Let us know if you think someone is committing fraud, misusing state funds, or intentionally misrepresenting data. All allegations of potential fraud are taken seriously, and you can remain anonymous.

Fill out the Fraud Complaint Form. You can also contact us via phone or email using the contact information at the bottom of the page.

Contact Us

Fraud, Waste and Abuse Prevention Unit
Office of Enforcement
801 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Toll-free message line: (855) 263-0863
  • Office of Enforcement: (916) 341-5272