Wednesday, December 13, 2017

How Low Can a Fraudster Go?

It's bad enough when a fraudster scams one benefit program, but it takes a pretty devious mind to scam multiple programs all at the same time. An article in The Washington Times reports on a Florida woman who received more than $300,000 in...

Driving Away Fraud

Once in awhile, bribes can be considered beneficial, as long as they are not illegal and they don't harm anyone. For instance, parents have been known to hand out candy or money rewarding their children's positive behavior. (This might be questionable for some,...

Going on the Lam…How’d that Work Out?

If you're on the run for a crime, it is best not to taunt law enforcement officials. The website 10News.com reports that a San Diego woman, who was convicted for insurance and disability fraud, fled to Mexico to avoid sentencing. (Did she really...

The Race to Defraud

Unfortunately, there are some disability recipients who illegally use their benefit checks to fund a lifestyle that includes questionable extracurricular activities. An article published by The Middletown Press follows the story of a woman, who collected disability benefits from an on-the-job injury and then...

Wait Just a Minute Mr. Postman!

In the popular Motown hit, Please Mr. Postman, the lyrics describe one man's desire to get a letter from his girlfriend. As the song goes on, you begin to understand that the impatient boyfriend has been waiting a long time to hear from...

Getting Schooled

Imagine being a first-time college student – fresh to the ''grown-up'' world, grasping the responsibility of cleaning your dorm room, attending classes, paying for your meals and signing fraudulent student-loan forms through the guidance of an expert financial fraudster. Wait a minute...student-loan fraud wasn't...

Passport Fraud 101

The U.S. government reviews countless passport applications each day. With so many applicants, it isn't hard to imagine that it might be challenging to distinguish applications that provide faulty information, from applications that provide true information. In some cases, the fraudsters win. And, that...

Caught in the Act

A picture is worth a thousand words and in the case of one California fraudster, one word – ''guilty.'' According to an article in the Daily Press, video surveillance led to the conviction of an out-of-work woman who tried to collect workers' compensation benefits...

Frugal Fraud

Usually, people who commit fraud do so to fund a lavish lifestyle. They purchase designer name items, luxury cars and expensive real estate so they can live in a posh manner. The Washington Times reports on a California man who appears to have committed...

Timing is Everything

When merging onto a busy highway, it's important to accelerate and time your entry when there is a break in traffic. If you want to collect a retirement check, you have to wait until the appropriate age before claiming your hard-earned monthly benefit....
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