CFTC Whistleblower Program Overview

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Whistleblower Office was created by section 748 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and provides incentives to whistleblowers that voluntarily provide original information about fraud and misconduct in the commodities trading markets. 

In order to qualify for a whistleblower award, the information an individual provides must lead to a successful Commission enforcement action that results in monetary sanctions exceeding $1 million. The total amount of an award will be between 10 to 30 percent of the monetary sanctions collected.