With the improvement of cities, towns, and infrastructure, the Government often turns to contractors to perform the work. In an attempt to commit fraud, some contractors may try to collect additional money by defrauding the Government in the following ways:
- Overestimating costs of building materials and/or supplies;
- Overestimating time spent on a project;
- Bid-rigging or collusive rigging to get the government contract(s);
- Double billing;
- Billing for work not performed;
- Use of second-rate parts or materials;
Without the information provided by whistleblowers filing a qui tam claim under the federal and state false claims act, construction fraud would go undetected by the government.
If you have knowledge and proof of fraudulent or false claims made by an individual, company or entity hired to perform a Government construction project, please contact us for a free and confidential consultation by calling our 24/7 hotline at (800) 315-3806, or by submitting an email inquiry.
This information is for educational purposes. It is not offered as and does not constitute legal advice or legal opinions. You should not act or rely upon this information without seeking the advice of an attorney.
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