Internal whistleblowers are the best source of fraud detection. Period. And when they come forward to blow the whistle on corporate fraud, it’s crucial they remain anonymous; and also be rewarded award for their heroic act. Unfortunately, many brave whistleblowers who report fraud internally to compliance officials or company attorneys suffer harsh retaliation, which often results in termination, demotion, or worse.
If you have evidence of corporate fraud, you must keep quiet to avoid retaliation. Do not report fraud internally or speak about the fraud with anybody. To maintain anonymity, remain protected, and get the awards you deserve, you should contact an attorney who specializes in whistleblowing (not criminal defense) to help guide you through the process of collecting evidence, reporting fraud, and filing for an award.