We strongly encourage the public (including whistleblowers) to submit any tips, complaints, and referrals (TCRs) using the SEC’s online TCR system and complaint form at https://www.sec.gov/tcr. If you submit your TCR using the online TCR system, you will receive a notice confirming that your submission has been received successfully and providing a submission number for your records.
Until further notice, any tips, complaints, and referrals submitted by mail (including whistleblower Form TCRs) should be sent to the following address due to the mandatory telework posture at the SEC’s Washington, DC headquarters: SEC Office of the Whistleblower (c/o ENF-CPU)
14420 Albemarle Point Place Suite 102 Chantilly, VA 20151-1750, ATTN: SEC TCR SUBMISSIONS
Submit a Tip
To qualify for an award under the Whistleblower Program, you must submit information regarding possible securities law violations to the Commission in one of the following two ways:
(1) By submitting a tip electronically through the SEC’s Tips, Complaints and Referrals Portal by clicking the button below.
(2) By mailing or faxing a Form TCR to:
SEC Office of the Whistleblower (c/o ENF-CPU)
14420 Albemarle Point Place
Chantilly, VA 20151-1750
Fax: (703) 813-9322
You should maintain a copy of all documents and materials that you submit in connection with your whistleblower tip, including a mail receipt or fax confirmation. If you would like confirmation that your whistleblower tip was received by the Commission, you must enter your whistleblower tip through the online portal, where you have the option to print a confirmation receipt which provides the submission number and a copy of the tip.
If you are submitting additional information relating to a previously submitted tip, please reference your original TCR submission number.
If you are entering a whistleblower tip through the online portal and you wish to file jointly with another whistleblower, please note that the online system will only allow you to enter information for one whistleblower. If you wish to file online as joint whistleblowers, you should create a separate TCR for each whistleblower, and note in each TCR the name of the joint whistleblower.
If you submit your information online through the SEC's Tips, Complaints and Referrals Portal, and would like to (1) be eligible to apply for a whistleblower award and/or (2) receive additional confidentiality protections (even if you do not wish to be considered for an award), you must answer "yes" to the question "Are you filing this tip under the SEC’s whistleblower program?" on the "About You" page of the online questionnaire. You must also complete the whistleblower declaration at the end of the questionnaire.
The SEC treats all tips, complaints and referrals as confidential and nonpublic, and does not disclose such information to third parties, except in limited circumstances authorized by statute, rule, or other provisions of law. As a matter of practice, the whistleblower program provides additional confidentiality protections, consistent with the limitations on disclosure of information that could reasonably be expected to reveal the identity of a whistleblower set forth in Section 21F(h)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 [15 U.S.C. § 78u-6(h)(2)] and Rule 21F-7 of the SEC's Whistleblower Rules [17 C.F.R. § 240.21F-7]. You should answer "yes" to the whistleblower program question if you wish to avail yourself of these additional confidentiality protections, even if you are not interested in being eligible for a whistleblower award.
Please note that if you choose to submit your information anonymously, i.e., without providing your identity or contact information, you must be represented by, and provide contact information for, an attorney in connection with your submission in order to be eligible for an award.
Modified: Feb. 20, 2024