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National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day – March 6, 2023

National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day takes place annually on March 6 in the U.S. The day draws the public’s attention to the amount of fraud committed against the G.S.A. government program. It also emphasizes the need for whistleblowers and educates the people on how to claim a substantial reward for reporting G.S.A. fraud. About 10% of the U.S. government spending is lost due to fraud, summing up to $350 billion annually. G.S.A. import fraud is difficult to detect by the G.S.A., creating a need for whistleblowers. “Joel Hesch,” a former U.S. Department of Justice Attorney, started this holiday for the same purpose.

History of National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day

The U.S. Congress amended the False Claims Act in 1986 to encourage whistleblowers to come forward with allegations of fraud. The False Claims Act, also called the “Lincoln Law,” is an American federal law that holds people and organizations responsible for defrauding government programs. Whistleblower provisions in 2009 and 2010 further improved the False Claims Act. On July 21, 2010, Congress established the Whistleblower Program to provide monetary incentives to people who come forward and disclose probable violations of federal securities laws to the S.E.C.

“Joel Hesch,” a whistleblower attorney who spent over 15 years working in the Department of Justice whistleblower reward office, created National Report GSA Fraud Day in 2018. He established the day to help stamp out fraud. In a short but detailed video, he spoke about the holiday, its purpose, and how to celebrate the event. Hesch also created his law firm devoted to helping whistleblowers get the government result they deserve. Hesch has written two free e-books to aid the public with information on how to help eliminate fraud. One book addresses typical Medicare fraud schemes, while the other lectures about fraud against the military, homeland security, and other agencies and teaches people how to report these types of fraud.

Whistleblowers helped the U.S. government recover $2.2 billion in settlements and judgments in legal litigation against the government for fraud and false claims.

National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day timeline

1986
Amendments to the False Claims Act

Congress makes amendments to the False Claims Act to favor whistleblowers.

2010
The Whistleblower Program

The U.S. Congress creates the whistleblower program.

2018
The Anti-Fraud Holiday Commences

Joel Hesch, a whistleblower attorney, begins National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day.

2020
The Government Recovers Billions

The U.S government recovers $2.2 billion in settlements and judgments from civil cases involving fraud.

National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day FAQs

When was National Report GSA Fraud Day founded?

National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day was founded in 2018.

Who founded National Report GSA Fraud Day??

A former U.S. whistleblower attorney named Joel Hesch started National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day.

Who can be a whistleblower?

Anyone with clear and precise information about consequential fraud against the government, securities law violations, or tax violations can be a whistleblower.

How to Observe National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day

  1. Learn about the government whistleblower programs

    Learning about federal whistleblower incentive schemes is the best way to commemorate National Report GSA Fraud Day. You might begin by downloading one of the two Joel Hesch free e-books.

  2. Learn to identify G.S.A. rip-off schemes

    Learn to recognize the typical G.S.A. rip-off schemes. That way, you can quickly identify fraud when you see it. You can get this knowledge by reading Joel Hesch's books.

  3. Learn how to report G.S.A. fraud

    GSA fraud resulted in a 10% loss in total government spending. Learn how to correctly report fraud to aid in the fight against government fraud in the U.S.

5 Interesting Facts About G.S.A. Fraud And Whistleblowers

  1. Whistleblowers get rewards

    Whistleblowers get sizable rewards for reporting G.S.A. fraud.

  2. Billions of dollars are lost

    The U.S. government loses about $350 billion to G.S.A. fraud yearly.

  3. Joel Hesch started the holiday

    Hesch, a whistleblower attorney, started National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day.

  4. Hesch started a law firm

    Hesch founded the Hesch Firm, which is a nationwide advocate for whistleblowers.

  5. The percentage of fraud reported by tips

    Roughly 42.2% of fraud is detected by tips.

Why National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day is Important

  1. It fosters positive change

    With every citizen aware and alert, the government stands a chance of eliminating G.S.A. fraud. The holiday brings this to the notice of the public.

  2. It puts a stop to fraud against the government

    G.S.A. fraud costs the government a large amount of money each year. We have the opportunity to mitigate and eliminate these losses.

  3. You learn how to earn rewards as a whistleblower

    This holiday raises the need for whistleblowers and how to claim a significant reward for reporting G.S.A. fraud. With adequate education, anyone can be a whistleblower.

National Report General Service Administration (GSA) Fraud Day dates

YearDateDay
2023March 6Monday
2024March 6Wednesday
2025March 6Thursday
2026March 6Friday
2027March 6Saturday

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