Washington, D.C.  20549

                                 Form 13F

                            Form 13F COVER PAGE

Report for the Calendar Year or Quarter Ended: March 31, 2013

Check here if Amendment [   ]; Amendment Number:
   This Amendment (Check only one.):  [   ] is a restatement.
                                      [   ] adds new holdings entries.

Institutional Investment Manager Filing this Report:

Name:      Harbinger Group Inc.
Address:   450 Park Avenue, 30th Floor
           New York, NY 10022

Form 13F File Number:  028-14560

The institutional investment manager filing this report and the person by whom
it is signed hereby represent that the person signing the report is authorized
to submit it, that all information contained herein is true, correct and
complete, and that it is understood that all required items, statements,
schedules, lists, and tables, are considered integral parts of this form.

Person Signing this Report on Behalf of Reporting Manager:

Name:      Philip Falcone
Title:     Authorized Person
Phone:     212-906-8555

Signature, Place, and Date of Signing:

  /s/ Philip Falcone          New York, New York          May 15, 2013
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     [Signature]                   [City, State]             [Date]

Report Type (Check only one.): [ ] 13F HOLDINGS REPORT. (Check here if all holdings of this reporting manager are reported in this report.) [ X ] 13F NOTICE. (Check here if no holdings reported are in this report, and all holdings are reported by other reporting manager(s).) [ ] 13F COMBINATION REPORT. (Check here if a portion of the holdings for this reporting manager are reported in this report and a portion are reported by other reporting manager(s).) List of Other Managers Reporting For this Manager: Form 13F File Number Name 028-13483 Harbinger Holdings, LLC