Report Fraud

The Division of Minority and Women' s Business Development wants to hear from anyone who suspects fraud, waste, or abuse involving the contracting or certification of New York State Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. Complaints or concerns received will be evaluated - consistent with established regulatory requirements, and may be referred for investigation, audit, inspection or other review.

If the Division deems it appropriate, the Division may initiate an investigation, audit or inspection based on the complaint. Additionally, matters may be referred to another office within the Empire State Development agency or to an external entity where appropriate.

Reports may be submitted either through completion and submission of the reporting form or through calling the MWBE Division Hotline at (855) 373-4692 OR (855) ESD-4MWB. The call is toll free.

The MWBE Division will not provide updates for information regarding the status of complaints.