The SEC confirmed that it has begun to receive whistleblower claims under Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which authorizes the SEC to reward whistleblowers who provide "original information." Under the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC is authorized to award 10 to 30 percent of any ultimately assessed penalties to the whistleblowers if those penalties total over $1.0 million. While the SEC has not issued rules on the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Act itself provides that information received after passage of the Act but prior to rulemaking will be evaluated for inclusion in the whistleblower program if the information received is "original information." The SEC is currently receiving whistleblower complaints through the SEC's Center for Complaints and Enforcement Tips and through online forms from the SEC's website.