Philadelphia City Controller Introduces ‘Watchdog’ App To Report Government Fraud

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– If you see government fraud in Philadelphia, and want to report it, now there’s an app for that.

The Philadelphia City Controller’s office now has an iPhone or iPad app for citizens to report fraud. City Controller Alan Butkovitz says you can upload pictures or video of activity you want investigated.

“If they’re short-dumping or illegal parking lots or city workers that are sleeping on the job or getting payoffs or anything of that sort, they’ll be able to make use of the latest technology to communicate that to us.”

And you can submit items anonymously, if you wish.

Butkovitz claims it’s the first app out there to report fraud to a city government agency. It’s free, search for ‘Philly Watchdog’ or CLICK HERE

Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio

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  • South Philly Concerned Citizen

    If you don’t work for the city you are a concerned citizen, not a whistleblower.

    Why don’t they offer a reward for reporting fraud where a recovery is made?

  • Gregg Stoerrle

    ITS CALLED BEING A WHISTLEBLOWER.Just dont think your protected if they find out it was you.I know im a whistleblower.I have been out of work for two years now from becoming an OSHA whistleblower in phila.I provided indisputible proof and two more technitions have met with OSHA and im stll out of work for doing the right thing.My warning to you KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND LOOK THE OTHER WAY.

    • HTH

      Your job hunt might work better if you learned how to spell your job title (technician) correctly…

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