The Whistleblower Program

The CFTC’s Whistleblower Program provides monetary incentives to individuals who report possible violations of the Commodity Exchange Act that lead to a successful enforcement action, as well as privacy, confidentiality, and anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers who share information with or assist the CFTC.

Submit A Tip

To become a whistleblower, you must submit a Form TCR. Your information could lead the CFTC to open a new investigation, re-open a closed investigation, or pursue a new line of inquiry in an ongoing investigation. This could result in a successful enforcement action, and you may be eligible for an award if your information satisfies certain criteria.

Whistleblower Protections

The Dodd-Frank Act provides confidentiality protections and prohibits retaliation by employers against whistleblowers who provide the Commission with information about possible violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, including those who assist the Commission in any investigation or proceeding based on such information.

Apply For An Award

Whistleblowers who submitted a tip, complaint, or referral (Form TCR) are sometimes eligible to receive a percentage of the monetary sanctions collected in successful enforcement actions brought by the CFTC. The information must be voluntarily provided, original information that led to a successful enforcement action.

Notices Of Covered Actions

Notices of Covered Actions are posted when the CFTC obtains a final judgment for more than $1 million in monetary sanctions. This serves as notice to anyone who submitted a tip that there is an order eligible for an award. Once the Notice of Covered Action is posted, whistleblowers who submitted a Form TCR with information related to the underlying enforcement action have 90 days to apply for an award. Notices of related actions that may be eligible for an award are not posted.

Final Orders/Award Determinations

This page contains Final Orders of the Commission and related Award Determinations regarding award applications submitted on a Form WB-APP.