Recognizing the success of the SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently proposed that Congress amend the Dodd-Frank Act to add a whistleblower program that rewards whistleblowers who provide information regarding possible consumer protection law violations.

Each year during the first full week of March, the Federal Trade Commission pauses to recognize National Consumer Protection Week, an occasion that it describes as “a time to help people understand their consumer rights and make well-informed decisions about money.”