Thursday, September 20, 2018

When the Fraud Hits the fan

Listen to this Story For many, the thought of tax season does not bring up warm feelings; but for three years, today's fraudsters turned tax season into a year-round holiday. On October 15, 2015,two defendants from Phenix City,...

Sending A Strong Message

There are a variety of ways a message can be sent, such as via email, through regular mail or over social media. The way the government sends a message to those who try to defraud it is through the court system. A story posted...

Three of a Kind

Listen to this Story Disciplines and interests as diverse as writing, computer science, mathematics and medicinal chemistry have their own meanings for the ''rule of three.'' In Alabama, ''the rule of three'' turned up when the rule of law...

Misprision Can Lead to Prison

Knowing about a crime and not reporting it is just about as bad as actually committing one. The official term for this act is misprision, or the failure to report a known felony to authorities even though the person reporting the offense is not...

Sharing is Caring

Growing up, you are taught to share. While sharing isn't always easy, it has been stated that? ''sharing is caring.'? But how do fraudsters feel about it? Clearly they aren't ''sharing'' wealth with the government when they are stealing from taxpayer-funded programs. What about...

Fleeing from Fraud

When someone is in danger, a fight-or-flight response usually occurs. Either the person stays put and confronts the situation or they decide to flee from the mentally or physically threatening situation. The Department of Justice released a statement about an Alabama Man, who was...

How Well Do You Know Your Postal Carrier?

Tax refund fraud is one of our most popular topics here on Fraud of the Day – and with good reason. I write about tax refund fraud because it is becoming an epidemic. Every day fraudsters are thinking up new ways to game the...

Moving to Welfare

When you're moving, everything can get lost – your passport, favorite picture, a table and now, even your identity. But don't worry, these identity stealers aren't after your bank account, and aren't even trying to steal your Social Security number – instead, they're after...

Stuck on Fraud

Listen to this Story Many consider the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill to be the largest disaster in the history of petroleum. When the environmental catastrophe occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the explosion and collapse of...

Making Strides Against SIRF

Listen to this Story According to a post about Stolen Identity Refund Fraud on the Department of Justice website, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reported that more than 5 million tax returns were filed using stolen identities during the 2013 tax filing season alone. (This...
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