Reporting fraud in Philadelphia has gone high tech. City Controller Alan Butkovitz has introduced an iPhone app that allows citizens to submit reports directly to the controller’s fraud unit.
The Philly WatchDog app enables users to send messages anonymously, to record and upload video of fraudulent activities, and to pinpoint the location of an incident though the GPS feature.
“Like any investigative unit of government, we oftentimes rely on the public to help us identify waste and fraud in city government,” said Butkovitz. “It is critically important for government to be on the same technological page as our citizens.”
No word yet on when the Android version will be released.