List of Other Fraud Schemes

There are hundreds of other fraud schemes being committed against the military, Homeland Security, and other federal agencies. Below is a list of common fraud schemes. Even if the fraud you know about is not listed here, it may still be eligible for a reward if you have sufficient evidence of fraud against the government.

  • Billing a government contract for work or parts used on a commercial contract (mischarging)
  • Charging for services not actually rendered
  • Falsely stating how many hours were spent
  • Lying about any work or service required to be performed
  • Billing for unallowable costs (i.e. personal expenses, or excessive salaries)
  • Overstating about how much it cost to make or buy an item
  • Misstating the percentage of completion of the contract (i.e. false progress payment requests)
  • Not conducting all of the required tests on items (i.e. testing of only one in 10,000 instead of the required one in 100, or not testing at all)
  • Substituting a different or an inferior product than called for in the contract
  • Concealing the true ownership or value of property
  • Sale and leaseback (i.e. selling property or buildings to a related party and then leasing it back from them)
  • Bid rigging (i.e. firms agreeing in advance how they will bid for a government contract)
  • Defective pricing (i.e. submitting inaccurate “cost or pricing data” when negotiation the price of a government contract
  • Kickbacks (i.e. accepting improper payments from suppliers to induce use of their products)
  • Not passing on to the government the same discounts or rebates given to others
  • Improper or inflated G&A or Overhead rates
  • Knowingly violating a Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) or an accounting standard
  • Billing for work which does not comply with specifications
  • Undisclosed related party transactions

If you know of anyone cheating the government in one of these or other ways and are interested in a reward, fill out our fraud questionnaire.