Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Home Sweet Fraudulent Home

New York’s Geneva Housing Authority (GHA) strives to improve the quality of life for its community’s lower income residents. The organization administers public and...

Fraud in Absentia

Working the System

You’re Gonna Pay

Seems Like Forever

Criminals must be overly optimistic about their ability to carry out a fraudulent scheme, otherwise they wouldn’t be so bold in their attempts to...

Just Trying to Survive

In 2015, the average Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipient collected about $127 per month in benefits. (That adds up to about $4.23 per...

Fraud Bites

One of the first rules that any kid learns in school is “don’t bite.” Maybe another important directive would be “don’t bite the teacher.”...

Dialing for Medicaid Benefits

There are many organizations who use phones to raise funds to keep their programs up and running. They reach out to potential donors by...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Diagnostic Fraud

Diagnostic tests are necessary to determine how to correctly treat medical symptoms and conditions. A California man used his diagnostic testing clinics to carry...

You’re Gonna Pay

Payroll taxes are the focus in today’s “Fraud of the Day.” Employees usually pay their share via paycheck deductions and then employers pay the...

Driving Thousands of Fake Miles

Criminals will go to great lengths to steal money, even if they have to drive tens of thousands of fake miles to carry out...

Hanging Out a Shingle

Because taxes can be complicated, tax preparers are instrumental in helping the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) collect revenue from individual taxpayers. It behooves the...

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Improvements in Identify Theft and Tax Fraud Detection Capabilities for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made great strides in detecting tax refund fraud. As of March 4, 2017, the IRS reported that it...

5 Tips for Protecting Yourself from Tax Refund Identity Fraud

  The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) states that 85 percent or more than 125 million American taxpayers file their taxes electronically. As we learned...

Government Identity Theft Is Dropping…Or Is It?

When consumers hear about identity theft, their minds may instantly go to their credit cards or their bank accounts. And to be honest, the...

Knowledge is Power. Protect Your Personal and Financial Information.

In this day and age, tax fraud and identity theft is a business. Unfortunately, there are people that make a career out of defrauding...