Fraud prevention

The ACCC is committed to promoting and maintaining an organisation free from fraud.

If you suspect or are aware of any fraudulent activity by ACCC staff or contractors, let us know. Any information you provide will help ensure the integrity of the ACCC.

The ACCC has adopted the definition of fraud as 'dishonestly obtaining a benefit, or causing a loss, by deception or other means'.

While not an exhaustive list, examples of the types of conduct that may constitute fraud include:

  • theft
  • unlawful use of ACCC property or services
  • disclosure of confidential or sensitive information
  • corruption of a tender process.

Any reports of suspected fraud will be treated as strictly confidential, however if you would prefer to report suspected fraud by ACCC staff or contractors external to the ACCC, you could consider reporting it to the Australian Federal Police or Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.

If available, the information reported should include:

  • details and dates of the suspected incident
  • details of the persons involved (including where relevant details of the employee, supplier, member of other external party, etc.)
  • the value of the alleged misconduct or fraudulent conduct.

Report suspected fraud

You can report suspicions of internal fraud and corruption (fraudulent activity by ACCC staff or contractors, or fraud against the ACCC or the Commonwealth) by emailing the Fraud Control Officer at Please note this address is only for internal fraud reports. 

For other queries, you can contact the ACCC or report a suspected scam.

If you have information relating to a new company that has been created to continue the business of an existing company that has been deliberately liquidated to avoid paying taxes, creditors and employee entitlements, please visit Phoenix Taskforce.

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