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Read frequently asked questions regarding whistleblowing. Learn about who qualifies as a whistleblower and the various types of fraud and whistleblowing that occurs.

  • Qualify for a Whistleblower Reward

Can I Qualify For A Whistleblower Reward?

Under specific U.S. laws, both citizens and foreign nationals can qualify for financial rewards as whistleblowers if they disclose violations that result in the U.S. obtaining sanctions from the wrongdoer.

  • What is an IRS whistleblower?

What is an IRS Whistleblower?

IRS whistleblowers are individuals who report tax problems in their workplace, tax misconduct committed by individuals, and anywhere else frauds might be encountered. Whistleblowers who witness corporate fraud, tax evasion and other crimes related to the Internal Revenue Service can earn financial rewards for providing the IRS with original evidence.

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US Whistleblower Protection Laws [2021]

Each law has different filing procedures, and you must be very careful to follow the mandatory rules governing each program. You must also act quickly as many retaliation cases have short deadlines and are quickly thrown out if the proper procedures are not followed or a deadline is missed.

  • What are Kickbacks

What are Kickbacks?

Kickbacks often play a crucial role in fraud schemes designed to swindle taxpayer dollars from the United States Government. It is a general term used to describe the corrupt practice where illegal payments are made to garner preferential treatment and can be thought about as a form of bribery.

  • What is the Fraud Triangle?

What is The Fraud Triangle?

The Fraud Triangle is a tool used by anti-fraud professionals to identify conditions that could motivate individuals, corporations, or even entire industries to engage in fraudulent activity. It is comprised of three risk factors, (1) motivation, (2) opportunity, and (3) rationalization.

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Whistleblower Rewards: Programs & Payouts Guide

Whistleblowers may be eligible to receive whistleblower rewards for voluntarily providing the proper authorities with original, timely, and credible information that leads to a successful enforcement action against a fraudster. Rewards are paid as a percentage of the money recovered from a qui tam lawsuit or claim made under the IRS, SEC or CFTC whistleblower programs.

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How To Choose The Best Whistleblower Lawyer

Blowing the whistle is serious business. Your job, reputation, and career may be on the line. Your first priority should be to find a whistleblower lawyer, because not all whistleblower disclosures are lawful or protected. Moreover, many whistleblower laws permit you to obtain a financial reward.

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What Should I Do If I’m Facing Whistleblower Retaliation?

If you are facing whistleblower retaliation as a result of whistleblowing, immediately obtain legal counsel from a whistleblower attorney. The reason is simple – what you blow the whistle on and the method you use to make your disclosure will determine your rights going forward.

  • Does Whistleblowing Work - Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto LLP

Does Whistleblowing Work?

Whistleblowing has proven to be the single most effective tool in the detection of waste, fraud, and abuse in the public and private sectors. Public statements by responsible law enforcement officials, regulators, Congressional leaders, and independent experts confirm its effectiveness.

  • Government Published FAQ

Can I Rely On Government Published FAQs?

The U.S. government and a variety of offices publish FAQs for whistleblowers. These can be helpful, but they do not have the force and effect of law. No court or agency is required to follow a government whistleblower FAQ.