The Sacramento area FBI office Tuesday announced a new avenue to report public corruption and government fraud.
"Public corruption remains a top criminal priority for the FBI," a news release stated. "While the vast majority of public officials remain committed to the communities they serve, an extremely small minority of individuals usurp their public positions for personal or private gain."
Public corruption can include crimes like bribery, extortion, embezzlement, racketeering, kickbacks, and money laundering, as well as wire, bank, mail and tax fraud, according to the FBI.
The toll-free phone number is (855) 466-7243. Callers are asked to leave their name, phone number and brief description of their concerns on a voicemail line, which is reviewed daily.