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Why Report Fraud?

Anyone can report fraud, waste, or abuse. Many governmental agencies are required by law to report suspected fraud or unlawful conduct to the Auditor's Office, if there are facts (not just mere suspicion) that point to fraud or unlawful conduct. Persons or entities reporting fraud do not have to establish probable cause and/or have a suspect.

To report fraud, waste, or abuse occuring at Smith County, an online form is available or you may choose to mail your report to the address noted below.

Information to Submit

Provide as much detail as necessary so that appropriate action can be taken. This can include the following:

  • Your name (optional if you would like to remain anonymous).
  • Contact information, such as e-mail, telephone, or address (if PO box, please include a physical address).
  • Description of incident
  • Please provide as much detail as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • May I obtain the status of a complaint after it has been reported?

  • What types of crimes does the Fraud Hotline Unit investigate?

  • If I am an employee or contractor of the County and I see suspicious activities and/or a fraudulent act, may I report this through the Fraud Hotline?

  • What happens to the complaint after the Hotline receives it?

  • What kind of information should I include in my complaint?

  • What does 'reasonable cause to believe' that a fraud occured mean?

  • Do I have to fill out my name and contact information to submit a complaint?

Report Fraud by Mail

Reports of fraud, waste, or abuse can be mailed to the following address:

Smith County Auditor's Office
Attn: Fraud Hotline
200 E. Ferguson, Suite 407
Tyler, Texas 75702

Report Fraud Online

Reports of fraud, waste, or abuse can be reported by completing the following form:

Please correct the field(s) marked in red below:

Your Contact Information (optional)
Your Contact Information (optional)
Would you like to be contacted regarding this matter?
Describe the fraud, waste, or abuse: (required)