Citizens of the 34 counties - including Kern - within the Sacramento FBI's area of responsibility can now call a toll free number to report public corruption and government fraud.

Public corruption includes bribery, extortion, embezzlement, racketeering, kickbacks and money laundering, as well as wire, mail, bank and tax fraud. Callers reporting these activities are asked to leave their name, telephone number and a brief description of their concerns and observations.

Agents will review voicemail daily and contact callers for followup as needed.

The number is 855-466-7243.