In 2017, 146 compliance-related reports were made to Deutsche Telekom via the "Tell me!" portal (108 reports were made in the previous year). 24 of those are still being reviewed for plausibility and investigations are being made into 66 plausible reports (as of January 16, 2018). 43 of these were confirmed as actual misconduct and were punished accordingly. 12 cases are still in the investigation phase. In confirmed cases, we impose systematic sanctions that are proportionate to the act and the guilt of the perpetrator and are in line with applicable legal provisions. Most of the tip-offs received in 2017 related to potential cases of commission fraud, manipulation of targets, misappropriation, theft and fraud.
In principle, we always follow up on all compliance-relevant tip-offs, even those that reach us through other channels.