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Read frequently asked questions regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission whistleblower program, and the rewards whistleblowers may be eligible to receive for anonymously reporting securities fraud.

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What is Money Laundering?

Money laundering is the process of taking large amounts of illegally obtained funds and making their source seem legitimate. Money earned through criminal activity is considered “dirty,” and through money laundering it becomes “clean.” Once cleaned, the money can be used without being traced back to the criminal activities it originated from.

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What is an SEC Whistleblower?

An SEC whistleblower is a person who provides the SEC Office of the Whistleblower with original, timely and credible information regarding a violation of federal securities laws. Such violations include ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, high-yield investment programs, theft or misuse of funds or securities, insider trading and many other forms of financial frauds.

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SEC Whistleblower Program Overview: Qualifying for Rewards

The SEC whistleblower law requires that the SEC to pay a qualified whistleblower, who provides original information to the SEC regarding a violation of any of the securities laws enforced by the SEC and/or a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a financial reward.

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How to File Anti-Money Laundering Claims

Filing a reward claim based on AML violations is extremely complex, as there are at least three reward laws that may be applicable to the claim, and each has separate filing rules. Continue reading to get a short and concise overview of the filing process.

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Reporting Anonymously As An SEC Whistleblower

The SEC Whistleblower Program implements the law’s requirement that the Commission pay whistleblowers, including anonymous SEC whistleblowers whose original information results in a sanction of $1 million or more a monetary reward.

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SEC Whistleblower Rules [2020 Update]

Recently the SEC amended its current rules governing the Dodd-Frank Act whistleblower law, which now requires the Commission to pay rewards in the range of 10% to 30% of any “sanctions” obtained by the SEC in administrative, civil or criminal enforcement proceedings.

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