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Consumer Advisory and Public
Service Announcement
CFTC Whistleblower Program
The CFTC Whistleblower Program—created by the Dodd-Frank Act—allows for payment of monetary awards to eligible whistleblowers, and provides anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers, who share information with or assist the CFTC.

How does the whistleblower program work?

Who can be a whistleblower?

How can I become a whistleblower?

To become a whistleblower, you must complete and submit a Form TCR either electronically, by mail or by facsimile.

To submit a Form TCR electronically, visit, and click on the "File a Tip or Complaint" button on the right-hand side of the page. Use the first link under the description of the whistleblower program.

To submit a Form TCR by mail or facsimile, print a Form TCR from the "Whistleblower Program" webpage on, and use the following address or number:

Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Whistleblower Office
1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581
Fax: (202) 418-5975

Am I protected against retaliation?

The Dodd-Frank Act prohibits retaliation by employers against individuals who provide us with information about possible violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, or who assist us in any investigation or proceeding based on such information.

Learn more about the anti-retaliation provisions by reading Appendix A to the Whistleblower Rules.

How can I learn more?

Visit the "Whistleblower Program" webpage, which has copies of our rules, filing forms, notices and frequently asked questions.


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