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Office of Inspector General

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) was established by Congress as an independent oversight authority within the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), the government agency component of the broader Federal Reserve System. In addition, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) established the OIG as the independent oversight authority for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Within this framework, the OIG conducts audits, investigations, and other reviews of the Board's and the CFPB's program functions. By law, the OIG is not authorized to perform program functions.

Effective July 25, 2011, Mark Bialek assumed the position of Inspector General for the Board and the CFPB.

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Fraudulent Spam Emails Claiming to be from the Federal Reserve
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is aware of a recent surge of fraudulent emails claiming to be from the Federal Reserve. Learn how to protect yourself and report suspicious e-mails. 

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Employees and other persons concerned about possible wrongdoing can contact the OIG Staffs in person, by mail, email, or telephone via the OIG Hotline. Learn more about our hotline.

1(800) 827-3340 (toll free)
1(202) 452-6400 (DC local)

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Last update: September 7, 2012