Office of the New York State Attorney General Whistleblower Portal

The Office of the New York State Attorney General (OAG) welcomes and encourages whistleblowers, tips, and complaints. Whistleblowers are essential to fulfilling our mission: protecting the citizens of New York. Whistleblowing insiders are particularly critical in opaque industries, where transparency is limited.

We take special care to protect whistleblowers. While we encourage whistleblowers to identify themselves, we recognize that many whistleblowers have legitimate concerns about their anonymity because they report conduct by their employers, associates, or community members. The whistleblower portal allows anonymous submissions and two-way communications with our office through a unique key code that submitters can use to send and retrieve messages. As most people understand, the transmission of this information will be anonymous, but the content therein is not guaranteed to remain anonymous and confidential.

To begin the anonymous submission process, follow the instructions below:

1. Download and install Tor Browser on your computer.

Office of the New York State Attorney General uses Tor Browser to provide an extra layer of security and privacy to protect the anonymity of whistleblowers.  Individuals must download and install the Tor Browser on their computer first to connect and access the whistleblower portal. 

To learn more about Tor Browser and how it works, visit the official Tor Browser online documentation

2. Launch Tor Browser on your computer.

After installation, open Tor Browser and type the following URL into the Tor Browser's address bar:

If you are unable to reach the whistleblower portal in Tor Browser, refer to Tor Browser's guide to first-time use for additional troubleshooting steps.

Please note that the URL address above will only work inside Tor Browser.  Attempts to visit the URL in your default browser (such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge) will not connect.

3. Submit your communication via the whistleblower portal.

The whistleblower portal consists of a simple form that asks individuals to provide the following information:

  • the subject of the communication
  • a description of the communication
  • any supporting files available to upload

Once the form has been submitted, the submitter will receive a secret code to track their submission and communication with our office.