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REPORT FRAUD WASTE & ABUSE
FOR CASES INVOLVING GUARDIANSHIP

Phone: (727) 45FRAUD (453-7283)
Fax: (727) 464-8386
Write:

    Public Integrity Unit
    Division of Inspector General, Guardian Section
    Guardianship Fraud Hotline
    510 Bay Ave.
    Clearwater, FL 33756

If you suspect physical abuse, please contact:


What Do I Need To Know When Contacting The IG?
There are several things to keep in mind when reporting fraud, waste and abuse. Immediate reporting is necessary, while facts are still fresh in the mind of the complainant. All reports must answer the questions who, what, when, where, why and how.
  • 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? (Any known motive for committing such act)
  • How did it happen? (What scheme was used)
The most successful IG cases are those that include supporting documentation. Reports that are too vague or cannot be corroborated can result in a case being closed without any action taken.

TO FILE A HOTLINE COMPLAINT, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FORM AND PLEASE BE AS SPECIFIC AS POSSIBLE.

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GUARDIANSHIP FRAUD, WASTE OR ABUSE INFORMATION

 

Person or Persons Involved to the extent known: (Guardian, Family member, etc.)
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Telephone Number of Person:   -
Person's Work Address: (home and work)  
Name of Ward:
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Guardianship Case Number:  
Ward's Address:  
Comments:
(If none of the above boxes apply, add as much information in the Comments box as available(address, phone, DOB etc.).
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YOUR INFORMATION

 

If you wish to remain anonymous, please leave the following areas BLANK and click SEND to submit this form. It is not necessary to provide your name to submit your concerns, however, be advised that if you confidentially report an issue and provide any information which might identify you, the Division of Inspector General will protect your identity as far as the Florida Chapter 119 Public Records Statute allows.

 

Name:  
Email:  
Phone:   -
Address:  

City:  
State:  
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This submission will be sent directly to the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Inspector General Division to help ensure confidentiality.
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Ken Burke, Clerk of the Circuit Court
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