It’s not just telecommunication companies who are overbilling the government either. “We need to emphasize that insiders working for any type of contractor, be it defense, energy, food, or healthcare, are urged to contact us at 866-714-6466
(PRWEB) December 04, 2013
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging telecommunication insiders to come forward. A representative from the Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Telecommunication contractors are frequent recipients of significant federal grants or federal contracts. Unfortunately, this presents numerous opportunities for fraud, typically from overbilling for services. Those who come forward with their information, provided it is substantial enough, stand to profit heavily as a reward, as we would like to explain if they call us at 866-714-6466."
According to a recent lawsuit, AT&T agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by allegedly overbilling the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program, Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS) Fund. This fund compensates providers for providing IP relay services for those who are hearing impaired. According to the lawsuit, allegedly as many as 80 percent of the calls over a two-year period that AT&T claimed reimbursement for were ineligible for reimbursement. The suit also alleged that AT&T knew many of the calls actually came from Nigeria or other countries that used TRS services to perpetrate credit card fraud. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
In this case, the whistleblower will receive $525,000 for her information.
It’s not just telecommunication companies who are overbilling the government either. “We need to emphasize that insiders working for any type of contractor, be it defense, energy, food, transportation, IT, or healthcare, are invited to contact us at 866-714-6466 for more information,” says the Corporate Whistleblower Center. “Provided the proof is well-documented and over $1 million, there are opportunities for significant rewards.” http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
- Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
- Do not try to force a government contractor, or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information.”
- The Corporate Whistleblower Center wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers in every state including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a government contractor defrauding the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the November 7th news article related to this matter: http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/news/200/att-to-pay-3-5-million-to-settle-false-claims-act-case/
Case Number: U.S. ex rel. Lyttle v. AT&T Corp., NO. 10-cv-1376, W.D. Pa.