How to Report Securities Violations Anonymously
There are many reasons why a would-be whistleblower might be interested in remaining anonymous while reporting suspected securities violations. One way to maintain anonymity while becoming a whistleblower is to seek the help of an experienced whistleblower attorney who can handle the reporting of your tip to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on your behalf.
We will work to protect your identity by filing your report on the condition of remaining anonymous. Even if or when the SEC needs to interview you, we can help ensure that this is done via telephone and possibly with a pseudonym.
The only instance when the SEC may need to become aware of your identity is if you become eligible for an award, in which case the commission will need to know who to make the award out to. You could also report your tip via the SEC’s online portal. You may be able to remain anonymous that way, but it will be difficult to obtain updates on the status of your tip.
Why Protect Your Identity?
Whistleblowers hope to remain anonymous for a number of reasons. The most common is usually the fear of retaliation. Although employers are not legally allowed to terminate, suspend, demote, or harass whistleblowers, that doesn’t mean it never happens.
Having your identity as a whistleblower exposed can do critical damage to your professional reputation, making it difficult to seek employment elsewhere. Remaining anonymous can protect you from these potential effects.
Speak with a Securities Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer
When you need to remain anonymous as a whistleblower, you can do so while still maintaining your ability to receive an award by working with a qualified securities fraud whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates.
We will work hard to protect your identity throughout the investigation process. To schedule a no-obligation case evaluation, contact us via phone at 1-866-764-3100 or simply fill out the secure contact form below.