Fraud Hotline

The prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse is the responsibility of every member of the SC Technical College System, its member institutions, and customers. Although a fraud investigation is unsettling, implementing the proper internal controls will help take a proactive measure to prevent fraud from occurring. For example,

  • Creating a culture of honesty,
  • Developing appropriate oversight processes to eliminate or mitigate control weaknesses, and
  • Evaluating existing processes and controls for weaknesses.

When to Call

Employees should call whenever they have knowledge of theft, fraud, conflict of interest, abuse of assets or property, violations of laws and regulations, or concerns about internal controls, auditing or accounting processes. The hotline is available for you to leave a message 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Confidentiality

It is not necessary to identify yourself, but it would help if further information is needed. Your privacy is respected, and every effort has been made to protect your anonymity. Neither calls nor emails can be identified or traced.


**THIS IS NOT AN EMERGENCY SERVICE.  FOR EVENTS PRESENTING AN IMMEDIATE THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY, CALL 911.

Reporting Options

If you suspect that fraud, waste, or abuse has occurred, please contact the Office of Internal Audits.

 

Via Phone: 
866-363-7214 (toll free hotline number)
803-896-2655 (local hotline number)


In Writing: 
SC Technical College System
Finance Division: Internal Audits
111 Executive Center Drive
Columbia, SC  29210

Submit an online claim

Download the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse brochure (pdf) or view the Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline Policy and Procedures (pdf).

Report to the Office of the State Inspector General

To report fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, or misconduct within or involving a state agency, call the State Inspector General at 1-855-723-7283 (1-855-SC-Fraud), or visit the State Inspector General’s website to file a complaint online.