What to Do When You Suspect Securities Fraud
When you obtain information about possible securities fraud, whether it’s at a company you work with or elsewhere, it’s important to act quickly if you hope to win a financial award as a whistleblower. It’s very likely that, if you have the tip, someone else does, too. And if that person acts before you do, you will not be eligible for an award. Continue reading to learn more about how to act on securities fraud.
Consult with an Attorney
Before you do anything else, reach out to a knowledgeable lawyer who specializes in Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whistleblowing. We can help you determine what steps you should take as you move forward with the information you’ve obtained and make sure your identity is protected so you don’t face retaliation.
Having a representative on your side can ensure that your tip reaches the proper authorities and that you are kept up to date on the progress of the investigation, as well as the status of your potential reward.
After you’ve contacted an attorney, you’ll likely report your tip to your company’s internal compliance program. This will give the corporation a chance to report its findings to the SEC and correct the issues at hand.
Although you might have fears that you could be admonished for coming forward or face harassment, demotion, or termination, the SEC encourages would-be whistleblowers to report internally. And retaliation is against the law.
Provide Your Tip
Once you have reported your tip internally, we will help you report your information to the SEC. We will have to act quickly so someone else doesn’t come forward with your tip in an attempt to secure a whistleblower award.
We can report your tip online, by mail, over the phone, or directly with the SEC whistleblower office, depending on whether you hope to remain anonymous.
Connect with a Securities Fraud Whistleblower Lawyer
To discuss a potential securities violation that should be reported to the SEC, contact a qualified securities fraud whistleblower lawyer at Meissner Associates. We can give you the guidance and protection you deserve. Simply fill out the secure contact form below or call our office at 1-866-764-3100.