Sunday, June 24, 2018

FRAUD OF THE WEEK – Last 5 Days

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...

Don’t Throw Caution to the Wind

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. When looking for a home healthcare aide, make sure you properly vet the...

Bargain Shopping

eBay could be described as the world’s largest flea market with an estimated 25 million sellers and 171 million buyers. Prices range from a...

What a Dumbbell

 One would think that someone with a back injury receiving workers’ compensation benefits would be smart enough not to go to the gym and...

Fraud Disabled

The Home Services Program under the Illinois Department of Human Services provides in-home personal care services to individuals who are severely disabled. The program,...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Joyride

Fraudsters are using increasingly sophisticated tactics to manipulate personal details about others for personal gain. (Their modus operandi is all about enjoying life at...

Swept Under the Rug

When new business owners set up their companies, it’s no secret that they must pay taxes to Uncle Sam. Depending upon the type of...

Last Hurrah

The Social Security Death Master File (SSDMF) website explicitly mentions that access is restricted to only users who are certified. A Fort Pierce, Florida...

Shortcuts

Shortcuts can help you be more productive. For example, using shortcuts or combining a couple of keystrokes on your computer keyboard can help you...

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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...

Beat the Clock: Fighting Back Against Tax Identity Theft

There are many ways a thief can steal your identity and use it to commit fraud. It's scary that someone ''out there'' can use...

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...