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How Do You Know if You Have a Whistleblower Case?

We have worked with many whistleblowers to successfully recover government funds stolen through a wide variety of schemes, and we have a long history of recognizing government fraud when we see it.1, 4

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Fraud is not always easy to detect. When people are deliberately cheating the government, they usually go to great lengths to try to hide their tracks. But sometimes an observant employee, contractor, or competitor notices that totals aren’t adding up, records are missing, or something is amiss.

If you find yourself in this type of situation, you may feel uncertain of whether you even have a whistleblower case. This page is designed to help you identify common fraudulent activities committed against the government, but it alone can’t answer all your questions. Speak with an experienced whistleblower attorney as soon as you suspect foul play with government funds.

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Our attorneys can help you determine if the actions you have observed constitute government fraud. Also, the first person to come forward with actionable evidence and information is usually the one who receives a whistleblower reward when one is given, so contact Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys today for a free and confidential case evaluation.

What is considered fraud against the government?

If you suspect fraud against the U.S. government and have evidence that it was purposely orchestrated, you may have a whistleblower/qui tam case. The following is a list of fraudulent activities that are usually indicative that a person or organization is stealing from the government:

  • Made false claims for loans or benefits
  • Overcharged for good or services
  • Delivered less money, property, or services than contracted for
  • Billed for services not provided
  • Falsified records for the purpose of financial gain
  • Produced and/or delivered documentation falsely certifying that the government received property or services
  • Purchased or received as a debt any public property from a government officer, employee, or military personnel
  • Falsified payment records or statements or concealed, avoided, or decreased those payments
  • Knowingly provided defective or dangerous products or drugs via government programs
  • Made false claims for payment from the government

The list above includes broad categorizations of the ways companies and individuals defraud the government for personal gain. If you are unsure whether what you have observed constitutes fraud against the government, we can use our extensive financial, technical, and staffing resources to research similar cases, investigate your suspicions, and recommend a path forward.

The lawyers at Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys have years of experience helping people determine if they have seen government fraud. And we don’t stop there. We partner with our whistleblower clients to effectively build cases, as well as protect their rights to seek a reward. Call us at 1-888-292-8852 for a free and confidential evaluation.

In what industries does fraud against the government occur?

The government provides a multitude of services, programs, and aid to the public, and fraud against the government impacts a variety of industries. Whether someone is cheating Medicare/Medicaid, the Paycheck Protection Plan, or the IRS, he or she is diverting funds that are intended to help us all. Our attorneys have worked with brave whistleblowers who have suspected fraudulent schemes against the government in many industries, such as:

How can Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys help you?

Whistleblowers have helped the government recover billions of dollars by filing whistleblower/qui tam lawsuits. Anyone who has information about fraud against the government can hire a lawyer to file a qui tam lawsuit on behalf of the government.

Work with a team led by a former U.S. attorney who used to prosecute whistleblower cases for the government. Our team has the knowledge and resources to help identify strong government fraud cases. And we have also helped clients successfully resolve cases in which the government has chosen not to intervene.1

Can you afford a whistleblower attorney?

We won’t accept any fee from you unless we take your case, and you get a reward. That’s correct, you owe us nothing if you don’t get a reward.2 Guaranteed.

Contact Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys today, and let us help you determine if you have a whistleblower case. If we agree that you do, we will work together to try to recover the funds that have been stolen from the government. Check out our You-First Policy to learn of the ways that Carolina Whistleblower Attorneys can help protect you and fight for a reward.

Awards we’ve won

For standards of inclusion for awards listed, visit,,,, and National Trial Lawyers Top 100 designation is for 2022. Regarding the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, we do not represent that similar results will be achieved in your case. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately. Firm award is for the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin. Attorney awards are for attorneys with the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.

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If you’re wondering if it’s a good idea to speak with a whistleblower lawyer about what you know, let us set the record straight.

  • Corporate ethics hotlines can be risky and may lead to termination. If you’ve already done this, call us immediately.
  • Your coworkers could be aware of the fraud – or complicit in it – and you should not talk to them about it.
  • The first claim to be filed under the False Claims Act can proceed – if you’re not first, you’re at a serious disadvantage and may get nothing (another reason not to speak to your coworkers about it).
  • A confidential discussion costs you a few minutes, but could save you time, stress, and money.


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