OLAF is now extending this service to include this new Internet-based fraud
reporting system. It provides informants with a structured format to help and
guide them through the process of reporting offences. For the first time, the
portal enables investigators to have a dialogue with anonymous informants.
Anonymous reports have been investigated before, but there hasn't been a
mechanism if certain elements need to be clarified. The new system operates
like a "blind" letter box where both parties can drop messages – it
provides for follow-up questions, but it also has the latest technical
safeguards that guarantee no one, either inside or outside OLAF, can discover
the identity of anyone who has opted to remain anonymous.
During an initial pilot phase the Fraud Notification System itself will be
available in English, French, German and Dutch. However, reports can be entered
in the online form in any EU language. Several tip-offs have already been
communicated via the new system during the test phase and some of them led to
The Fraud Notification System is accessible as of today via OLAF's website:
For more information, please contact the London press office on 020 7973