The False Claims Act is the single most effective tool U.S. taxpayers have to recover the billions of dollars stolen through fraud every year.
Under the False Claims Act, those who knowingly submit, or cause another person to submit, false claims for payment of government funds are liable for up to three times the government’s damages plus civil penalties of $5,500 to $11,000 for each false claim.

The False Claims Act contains qui tam provisions, which allow people with evidence of fraud against the government to sue on behalf of the Government. People who sue under the FCA are called “relators” or “whistleblowers,” and are eligible for 15 to 30 percent of the amount recovered. Check out our Whistleblowing 101 deck for a basic overview of the False Claims Act.

Learn more about the impact of the today’s Whistleblower Programs (IRS, SEC & CFTC), the latest increase in healthcare fraud recoveries, State False Claims Acts and the living legacy of “Lincoln’s Law”.

FCA Fast Facts

  • Routine mistakes and errors are not prosecuted under the False Claims Act.Read More
  • The False Claims Act provides some employment protections. Read More
  • Frivolous lawsuits are discouraged.Read More
  • Big cases require big investments.Read More
  • Cheaters pay whistleblower awards, not American taxpayers.Read More
  • The government counts on whistleblowers.Read More