The Commission relies on the public as an important source of information in carrying out its regulatory and enforcement responsibilities. If you have information about a violation of the Commodity Exchange Act or Commission regulations, you can report such violations or any other suspicious activities to our Division of Enforcement by submitting either a whistleblower Form TCR or a Complaint Form. You do not need to submit both forms, but you must submit a Form TCR to become a whistleblower eligible for award. Persons with customer complaints about a futures industry professional may also file a complaint under our Reparations Program.
You can submit a tip to the Division of Enforcement by filing a Form TCR through the CFTC’s whistleblower program which allows for the payment of monetary awards to eligible whistleblowers. You do not need to also file a Complaint Form with the Division of Enforcement (discussed in the next section). Whistleblowers can file anonymously, and those who share information with the CFTC receive privacy, confidentiality, and anti-retaliation protections under the Commodity Exchange Act. Learn more about becoming a whistleblower by visiting our Whistleblower Program webpage.
DIVISION OF ENFORCEMENT
The CFTC’s Division of Enforcement investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations. Learn more about our efforts to enforce the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations by visiting the Division of Enforcement webpage.
You can report information electronically to the Division of Enforcement either through the whistleblower Form TCR or a Complaint Form. You can also report information by calling us toll-free at 866-FON-CFTC (866-366-2382). The information provided in whistleblower Form TCRs and Complaint Forms goes directly to the Division of Enforcement. However, certain protections are available to you only after you become a whistleblower, and monetary incentives are only provided to eligible whistleblowers who file a whistleblower Form TCR.
The CFTC’s Reparations program provides an inexpensive, impartial, and efficient forum for customer complaints against futures industry professionals for alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act. Customers may bring complaints against futures industry professionals registered with the CFTC at the time of the alleged wrongdoing or registered with the CFTC at the time the complaint is filed. Reparations cases are decided by a CFTC Judgment Officer. Part 12 of CFTC’s regulations, 17 CFR 12, contains rules relating to Reparations. Learn how to file a reparations complaint by visiting our Reparations Program webpage or by watching this video.