Yes, but this "caution" is without cause since the ombudsperson, as an attorney, has a legal obligation to maintain secrecy. Dr. Buchert or Dr. Jacob will also talk to you if you initially wish not to divulge your name. It should nevertheless be pointed out that companies will only very reluctantly pursue anonymous accusations – or not at all – unless the accusations are well founded. In addition, the credibility of the informant plays a crucial role. This credibility can only be assessed adequately if the informant has met with the ombudsperson personally.