Fraud Hotline Share Print Creation of Fraud Hotline On December 21, 2004, the City Council approved funding to establish a City of Carson Fraud Hotline for the purpose of preventing and detecting fraud. With the establishment of a Fraud Hotline, our City is taking a pro-active position against fraud. The Hotline is an option for employees, contractors, vendors, citizens and the business community to report any illegal and/or unethical activity that causes loss or harm to the City, its employees, vendors or customers. Callers have the option to disclose their identity or remain anonymous. Our Office has contracted with The Network, Inc., to provide this service. This firm provides 24-hour, seven day-a-week hotline services in more than 20 different languages. In the event that you become aware of unethical, illegal or irresponsible activity, don't ignore it. Here's what happens when you call: 1. You are greeted by a professional Interviewer who documents the situation you detail. You don't have to give your name and your call is not recorded through the use of recording devices, caller identification equipment or any other means 2. The Interviewer assigns a report number to you and asks you to make one call back. 3. The information is then relayed via email to the City of Carson Fraud Prevention Committee comprised of your City Treasurer, City Attorney, Captain of the Carson Sheriff's Station, and Administrative Services General Manager. The City's committee does not speak to the caller at any time unless the caller requests contact and indicates said request to the Hotline Interviewer. 4. Using the report number and scheduled call back date given to you by the Interviewer, you call for the follow-up. You may be asked additional questions at that time. That's all it takes to speak up. In just a few minutes, you've done your part to make our City a better place to work. The Hotline will begin operating Friday, February 4, 2005. The City of Carson Fraud Hotline toll-free telephone number is 1-877-7 HOT TIP or 1-877-746-8847. The Hotline is not intended as a substitute for speaking directly with your immediate supervisor, it is simply an option that is always available if you want to help but prefer not to give your name. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office and we will be happy to help you.