Fraud exists everywhere: in healthcare, in finance, in government, and in endless other avenues. Regardless of where it’s found, all fraud shares one thing in common – it victimizes others in the shameless pursuit of financial gain. Though the affected entities differ greatly, ranging from an elderly man in a hospice facility to a large government program like Medicare, fraud is never a victimless crime. Consequences that arise from such transgressions can be devastating, whether monetary loss or physical harm; however, the deliberate misconduct often goes undetected until brought to light by a whistleblower.
Whistleblowers play an invaluable role in the apprehension of such schemes, and are often the sole reason for its discovery. We at Whistleblower Justice Network applaud the fortitude it takes to come forward, and are dedicated to providing resources that may encourage others to follow suit.
As mentioned, fraud is rampant and seems to be lurking around every corner. This topic briefly outlines the multitude of forms fraud can take, as well as the laws that were conceived in an attempt to prevent future schemes. As mentioned, fraud is rampant and seems to be lurking around every corner. This topic briefly outlines the multitude of forms fraud can take, as well as the laws that were conceived in an attempt to prevent future schemes.
In an effort to protect the valuable citizens who bring forward information, the government has put several programs in place that guard anonymity, prevent retaliation, and offer rewards to whistleblowers who file successful cases.
Familiarizing oneself with the intricacies of reporting fraud, the entitlements and protections of whistleblowers, and the actionability of a potential case can serve as a useful tool, especially if you are uneasy about the prospect about being a whistleblower.