The Securities and Exchange Commission has awarded more than $250 million to whistleblowers since the inception of the agency’s whistleblower program in 2011.
The whistleblower program was established by Congress to incentivize whistleblowers with specific, timely and credible information about federal securities laws violations to report to the SEC.
Enforcement actions from whistleblower tips have resulted in more
than $1 billion in financial remedies.
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TOP 10 AWARDS
January 6 — $5.5 million
November 14 — $20 million
August 29 — $22 million
June 9 — $17 million
Tips by State
Whistleblower tips submitted between 2011 - 2017
Whistleblower tips have also been submitted by individuals in 114 foreign countries between fiscal years 2011 and 2017. The top five were the United Kingdom (438), Canada (357), China (238), Australia (198), and India (187). This chart includes data from the date the whistleblower rules became effective on August 12, 2011, through the end of fiscal year 2017.