Suspect Fraud? Report It!
OIG complaints are intended only for serious allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, or other criminal or serious administrative misconduct. To ensure that the OIG is the most appropriate place to file your complaint, please review the "How to Report Fraud" section below.
For general inquiries, questions, or comments regarding Port Authority facilities, operations, or customer service please see the links to the right.
- How to Report Fraud Report Fraud Online FAQs
The OIG receives and handles allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement or misconduct affecting Port Authority programs and operations. You may report allegations through the contact information listed on this page. Allegations may be reported by Port Authority employees, contractors, or the general public.
The following are some examples of issues that should be reported to the OIG:
Issues That Should Be Reported
- Contract and Procurement Fraud/Irregularities in Awarding Contracts or Grants
- Bribery, Kickbacks, and Gratuities
- False Statements, Records, or Claims
- Product Substitution and Suspect/Counterfeit Parts
- Conflicts of Interest and Ethics Violations
- Computer Crimes/Inappropriate use of Port Authority Computers
- Theft and/or Abuse of Port Authority property
- Employee Misconduct or Benefits/Insurance Fraud
- Other criminal or inappropriate conduct that relates to the Port Authority
Issues That Should NOT Be Reported
- Customer Service Complaints
- Lost or Damaged Luggage
- Airport or Bus Terminal Delays
Guidelines for Reporting Fraud
The more information you can provide us with, the better chance we have of determining whether any wrongdoing has been committed; without sufficient information, we may not be able to act on your allegation. If possible, please include:
- 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? (Estimated loss to the government or gain to violator)
- How could it happen? (What scheme was used)
- Who else has knowledge of the potential wrongdoing?
Confidentiality and Anonymity
Individuals may always contact OIG anonymously.
We encourage complainants to identify themselves, however, in case additional questions arise as the OIG investigates their report.
If you do choose to identify yourself, the OIG will take every precaution to protect your identity. Except in very rare instances (for example, if a case goes to trial and a complainant testifies) your identity will never be known outside of the OIG.
Report Fraud to the OIG
You may report fraud, confidentially, in any of the following ways:
5 Marine View Plaza - Suite 502Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Office of the Inspector General
P.O. Box 2018Hoboken, New Jersey 07030