FRAUD ALERT: Hotline telephone numbers at other Federal IG offices are being spoofed as a scam. Our phone number/organization does not appear on caller ID systems. To verify authenticity of the DoD Hotline staff, you may call the DoD Hotline at 800-424-9098 to verify the call was official.
Anyone may file a complaint with the DoD Hotline. Our online complaint forms (below) are the most efficient means to file a complaint.
The mission of the DoD Hotline is to provide a confidential, reliable means to report violations of law, rule, or regulation; fraud, waste, and abuse; mismanagement; trafficking in persons; serious security incidents; or other criminal or administrative misconduct that involve DoD personnel and operations, without fear of reprisal.
Although you may contact the DoD Hotline at any time, a quicker way to resolve your complaint, is usually to first contact your local or command-level Inspector General's Office.
Matters appropriate for the DoD Hotline
To prevent duplicative work, the DoD Hotline does not accept complaints for matters where regulations prescribe a different avenue for redress. A list of those matters and appropriate venue is here.
Select the Type of Complaint to Report