Commodities Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer
If you’ve discovered commodities fraud, the CFTC might reward you for your information. Find out by consulting with a commodities fraud whistleblower attorney.
It’s unfortunate, but fraud is rampant within the commodities industry. This fraud is dangerous to the stability of the futures markets, which can put anyone selling, buying, or trading commodities at risk.
In order to protect innocent people and companies from being hurt by commodities fraud, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) sanctions fraudsters and financially rewards whistleblowers who supply relevant information.
By working with a commodities fraud whistleblower lawyer from Meissner Associates, you can tip off the CFTC, protect commodities traders, collect an award, and enjoy the full extent of the legal protections provided by the Dodd-Frank Act.
What Is Commodities Fraud?
Commodities fraud occurs when investors are given inadequate or false information that causes them to make trading decisions they wouldn’t have otherwise. This can easily result in an investor losing thousands—or even millions—of dollars, as well as greatly disrupt the commodities markets.
The CFTC is interested in investigating and sanctioning any commodities fraud that puts investors at risk. The larger the scale of the fraud and the more investors that could be hurt, the more likely the CFTC is to take notice of your whistleblower tip and launch an investigation.
While most commodities fraud is said to be performed by unlicensed advisors, it can take many forms and come from several different quarters:
- Binary options
- Off-exchange fraud
- Swap price manipulation
- False and misleading statements
- Wash sales
Expose Commodities and Futures Fraud, Collect a Reward
Alerting the CFTC to commodities fraud isn’t just the right thing to do; it can also net you a substantial financial reward. Under the CFTC Whistleblower Program established by the Dodd-Frank Act, if the CFTC launches an investigation that results in sanctions in excess of $1,000,000, you could be rewarded.
The exact amount you’ll receive could be anywhere between 10 and 30 percent of the sanctions recovered. The percentage decided on by the CFTC depends on a number of factors, including how relevant your information was, whether you were able to assist in the investigation, and how quickly you submitted your tip after discovering the fraud.
By working with a commodities fraud whistleblower attorney, you can ensure that your tip is submitted completely and clearly, thereby maximizing its value to the CFTC investigation. Working with legal counsel will also allow you to submit your tip anonymously and ensure that your full legal rights are protected.
Become a Commodities Fraud Whistleblower
At Meissner Associates, we provide top-quality legal representation for commodities fraud whistleblowers. Our firm’s founder helped write the rules and regulations protecting and rewarding whistleblowers, which is practical experience and firsthand knowledge you want on your side.
Submit your tip for a free, confidential review performed by a commodities fraud whistleblower lawyer today and get the information you need. Simply complete the form at the bottom of this page, or call our office directly at 1-866-764-3100.