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Reporting Recovery Act Collusion or Fraud

After you have used the Red Flags of Collusion to identify possible collusion or fraud, you may submit your concern by e-mail, regular mail, or phone.

E-mail:   antitrust.complaints.recovery@usdoj.gov
Mail:   Citizen Complaint Center
Antitrust Division
950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Room 3322
Washington, DC 20530
Phone:   1-888-647-3258 (toll free in the U.S. and Canada) or 202-307-2040

How We Handle Your Concern

The Antitrust Division's Citizen Complaint Center (CCC) facilitates communication of your concerns to the Division's legal staff. When you submit a complaint to the Antitrust Division, the following occurs:

  1. The CCC creates a record of the information you have provided.
  2. The CCC conducts a preliminary review of your complaint for possible antitrust violations.
  3. If your complaint raises sufficient concern under the federal antitrust laws, the CCC will refer it to the appropriate Division legal section where additional research may lead to a formal investigation into the reported conduct.
  4. If the Division decides to review your complaint further, you will likely be contacted within one month of submitting your complaint.

Confidentiality Policy and Privacy Policy

Our Confidentiality Policy and Privacy Policy apply to all complaints received by the Antitrust Division.

Criminal Antitrust Leniency Program for Corporations and Individuals

Individuals or companies who (a) believe they may have been involved in criminal antitrust violations and (b) cooperate with the Antitrust Division can avoid criminal conviction, fines, and prison sentences if they meet the conditions of the Division's Leniency Program.

Leniency application instructions, the Division's corporate and individual leniency policies, model leniency letters, and other information regarding the Division's Leniency Program are available on the Division's Leniency Program page.

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