SEC Whistleblower Process

To qualify for an award under the SEC Whistleblower Program, you must submit information regarding possible securities law violations to the Commission in one of the following ways:

SEC Office of the Whistleblower
100 F Street NE
Mail Stop 5971
Washington, DC 20549
Fax: (703) 813-9322

The SEC allows whistleblowers to submit information anonymously, i.e., without the whistleblower providing any identity or contact information, but to collect an award you must be represented by, and provide contact information for, an attorney in connection with your submission, and you must also complete a "tip, complaint, or referral form" (Form TCR) signed under penalty of perjury.

For information on the kinds of considerations the SEC makes when analyzing fraud allegations and determining which cases to pursue, please see the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Manual.