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Fraud & Corruption Hotline

Call 1-800-831-0463 inside the US
Call 1-704-556-7046 outside the US


Operated by an independent third party
Open 24 hours a day
Interpreters available
Anonymous calls accepted

See something worth reporting?

INT's investigations are primarily based upon the allegations it receives, so it is extremely important that those people who are involved in activities supported by Bank Group funds take the initiative to report suspected fraud or corruption.  For example, the following red flags can indicate larger fraud and corruption schemes: 
  • Multiple contracts are just below the procurement threshold
  • Agent fees or the price of goods seem to be inflated
  • The lowest bidder is not selected
  • A single bidder wins repeated or unjustified sole source awards
  • A contract has unjustified changes in terms or value
  • A contract has multiple change orders
  • Goods or services are of low quality or are not delivered altogether

Please report any instance of Bank staff involvement in suspected fraud and corruption  including:

  • Misuse of Bank Group funds or donor trust funds for personal gain or gain by another
  • Abuse of position for personal gain or gain by another
  • Solicitation or receipt of kickbacks or bribes
  • Embezzlement


What should I report to INT?

The more specific the information you provide, the better INT is able to follow up on your allegation.  Share basic information--who, what, where, when and how?--and also try to include details such as: 
  • Project name
  • Supporting documents
  • Names of witnesses

Remember to let us know how you can be reached for further information or clarification.


Advance Fee Fraud and other scams

Individuals and businesses should take care not to fall victim to investment scams, known as Advance Fee Fraud schemes. Some of these schemes misuse our name or falsely claim to be affiliated with the World Bank Group.  Learn more

What if I want to remain anonymous?

If you prefer to remain anonymous, the Bank may still investigate your complaint and do its best to examine the allegations that you provide. However, anonymous allegations are often more difficult to pursue and often do not fully address all of the complainant's concerns, but we respect your wish not to provide your name.

In order to protect the reputations and privacy rights of all parties, and to promote due process and the fairness of investigations, it is important that the information you provide be truthful, accurate, and given in good faith.


What is the World Bank's confidentiality policy? 

If you choose to give us your name but want your name to remain confidential, the Bank will not reveal your name in any court or tribunal process and will not reveal any information that may disclose your identity to anyone outside the investigative team and its managers and attorneys unless the Bank determines you have made an intentional misrepresentation or omission, or the Bank is required to do so by law. 

Contact INT at World Bank HQ:

PH:

+1.202.458.7677

FX:

+1.202.522.7140

EM:

investigations_hotline
@worldbank.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated: 2010-06-15




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