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CNBC Quizzes

Quiz: CNBC QUIZ: The Impact Of Dodd–Frank

Question 2 of 10

Providing the SEC with tips leading to a $1 million fine can earn whistleblowers what percent of the penalty?

  1. 10%
  2. 20%
  3. 30%
  4. 40%
Correct!

There has always been a financial incentive for whistleblowers to provide tips to law enforcement. However, the pot has been sweetened. Under the Dodd-Frank law, anyone providing the Securities and Exchange Commission with a tip leading to an enforcement action worth $1 million or more in fines can earn as much as 30 percent of the penalty.