Tips from individuals can help the SEC crack down on fraud and corporate wrongdoing.
The IRS Whistleblower Office has been paying out big time for information on tax cheats, including to those who were involved in the schemes.
Whistleblowers occupy a precarious position in corporate America. On the one hand, these current or former employees, contractors, vendors and competitors may be traitors to their employers or industries, calling them out for their bad behavior. On the other hand, these same folks can be heroes to consumers, metaphorically blowing that whistle on companies that