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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 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. To become a whistleblower eligible for award, you must submit a Form TCR. 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 whistleblowers 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. You can report suspicious activities by filing a whistleblower Form TCR or Complaint Form, or by calling 866-FON-CFTC (866-366-2382). The information provided in a whistleblower Form TCR or a Complaint Form 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.
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