Friday, March 16, 2018


Death Fraud

Food stamp fraud is big business, and an increase in investigations has revealed that a large portion of this type of fraud occurs due...

Just Trying to Help Out

Two Winston-Salem men were convicted this week on federal charges that they committed more than $1 million in health care fraud through a company they started in Jacksonville, Florida.

There’s A Lot to Lose

The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) reports that in 2017, nearly 43 percent of criminal convictions were claimants who were working while collecting workers compensation benefits they were not entitled to receive. This Fraud of the Day article highlights a man who was doing just that. He was working while receiving benefits which is one of the most common ways to commit workers’ compensation fraud.

Big or Small, This Hurts All

A Rock Hill, South Carolina woman, who masterminded a food stamp scam, stole more than $5 million from the government program over six years.

Saving Time

There are a multitude of ways to save time. Some common ideas for adding back minutes to your day include strategic planning, prioritizing your...


100% Fraudster

This article is a Milwaukee man who showed up for a Veterans Affairs appointment in a wheelchair and told officials he could only walk a few steps due to severe back pain. But as he left, according to federal prosecutors, the man walked across the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center parking lot with a normal gait, without using a cane or the chair, which he folded up and put in his van.

Compounding Problems

A pharmacy owner in Decatur, Alabama recently compounded problems for his business when he devised a healthcare fraud scheme that stole from TRICARE, the U.S. Department of Defense’s military health system. The pharmacy owner used his business to bilk more than $10 million from the government health insurance program and military families who deserved the benefits.

Unsuspecting Victims

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that in 2017, the number of taxpayers who reported tax-related identity theft declined by 50 percent. While this...

Half Full or Half Empty?

When asked if a glass is half empty or half full, there can be two answers to the question. Pessimists tend to see 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 Technology Trends Agencies Use to Combat Tax Refund Identity Fraud

Deborah Smith, MBA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Former Executive Director, Personal and Business Taxes, Ohio Department of Taxation Thanks to advances in technology, tax return preparation and...

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...