To report suspected bankruptcy fraud, please prepare a written summary that contains the following information.
The likelihood of further investigation and possible criminal prosecution is increased for those matters where supporting documentation and specific factual information are provided. Any information you provide is voluntary and its maintenance by the United States Trustee Program is authorized by 28 U.S.C. § 586.
You can send this information via email to: USTP.Bankruptcy.Fraud@usdoj.gov
or by mail to:
Office of the U.S. Trustee
Matters may also be referred directly to the local office of the United States Trustee. Complete listing of office addresses and telephone numbers.
Please be advised that it is U.S. Department of Justice policy that criminal investigations may not be disclosed. Therefore, the USTP will neither confirm nor deny whether a matter may have been referred or whether it may or may not be under investigation. This means that you will only be contacted if it is necessary to obtain further information; otherwise, the USTP will not respond to your hotline submission.
Please be advised that the information you submit may be disclosed to a bankruptcy trustee when the information is needed to perform the trustee’s duties, to a law enforcement authority when the information is relevant to the recipient entity’s law enforcement responsibilities, or to an entity that possesses information relevant to the investigation when disclosure of information is necessary to solicit from such entity information pertinent to the investigation. Other disclosures may be made for routine purposes. For a discussion of the types of routine disclosures that may be made, you may consult the Executive Office for United States Trustee’s systems of records notice, UST-004, “U.S. Trustee Program Case Referral System.” See 71 Fed. Reg. 59, 818 et seq. (Oct. 11, 2006).
A copy of the notice may be obtained on the following page: Rules, Guidelines & Notices in the Federal Register.
Updated November 8, 2018