Wall Street's main regulator received more tips on corporate wrongdoing than ever before as employees became more confident to report on misdeeds after working away from the office for more than a year.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received more than 12,000 whistleblower tips in the fiscal year that ended on September 30, almost double the previous record set last year, according to the agency's annual whistleblower report published Monday. The jump in tips coincides with much of corporate America working from home during the pandemic.

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