Fraud Prevention

Fraud is defined as any illegal acts characterized by deceit, concealment or violation of trust. These acts are not dependent upon the application of threat of violence or of physical force. Fraud is perpetrated by individuals and organizations to obtain money, property or services; to avoid payment or loss of services; or to secure personal or business advantage (The Professional Practices Framework, January, 2002).

If you suspect fraud, you may file an anonymous report through the LSU Ethics, Integrity and Misconduct Helpline at or by telephoning toll-free 855-561-4099.