Whistleblowers who are considering filing reports of RMBS fraud with the United States Attorney General under the False Claims Act or the Financial Institutions Anti-Fraud Enforcement Act should review the requirements of those statutes. Under the False Claims Act, a whistleblower complaint must be filed under seal in an appropriate federal court, as explained in The False Claims Act: A Primer. Under the Financial Institutions Anti-Fraud Enforcement Act (FIAFEA), a whistleblower must file a declaration with the Attorney General, as set forth in 12 USC Chapter 43 - Actions Against Persons Committing Bank Fraud Crimes. FIAFEA permits whistleblowers to report fraud that violates certain provisions of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, known as FIRREA. Whistleblowers can report such fraud by mailing or delivering declarations by hand to the following address

Commercial Litigation Branch, Fraud Section
United States Department of Justice
601 D Street, N.W.
Suite 9002
Washington, DC 20004

About the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

Loretta E. Lynch,
Attorney General, Chair
Sally Q. Yates,
Deputy Attorney General, Vice Chair
Task Force Partners

Task Force Subcommittees


Victims' Rights

Intelligence and Resources


Task Force Working Groups


Financial Institution Fraud

Grant Fraud

Loan Fraud and Discrimination

Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities

Securities and Commodities Fraud