SFO Confidential – which was launched today online – hopes to encourage people to ‘blow the whistle’ and shine the light on shady business practices.
Whistleblowers can call trained confidential operatives anonymously and also report any dishonest activity using an on-line reporting form.
Richard Alderman, SFO director, said: "I want people to come forward and tell us if they think there is fraud or corruption going on in their workplace.
"Company executives, staff, professional advisers, business associates of various kinds or trade competitors can talk to us in confidence.
"I have set up a special team to make the SFO readily accessible to whistleblowers, with trained staff sympathetic in dealing with any anxieties people might have about coming forward.
"I want whistleblowers to feel comfortable about it and use SFO Confidential to help flush out fraud."
The service is geared towards people who, although may not be the victims of fraud, have been directly disadvantaged by corruption or are aware of suspicious activities.
The SFO is a government department responsible for investigating and prosecuting serious and complex fraud.
By Andy Pearce