Thursday, December 14, 2017

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...

Cheating the Way into Office

The race for political office can get heated quickly – especially when it becomes clear that a candidate has used unethical methods to win. While we would like to believe the human race proceeds morally and ethically with all things, the reality is some...

Rooting Out Fraud

Many people have a great deal of anxiety when faced with a visit to the dentist. It's hard to relax with a bright light in your face and someone else's hands navigating your mouth with sharp instruments. One wrong move could cause a lot...

Colorado Tries to Recoup the $305 Million They Paid in Excess Jobless Claims

Newsmax reports that ''Colorado is working to recover the whopping $305 million in improper payments it made from the state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, primarily to unemployment claimants — from 2008 through 2010.'' According to the article, the problem first came to Colorado's attention in...

Summer Job

When most students think about getting a summer job, thoughts usually turn to working at a restaurant, lifeguarding or working at the local mall – not scamming the government. An article in The Glendale News-Press tells about foreign students visiting the United States on...

A Tough Lesson to Learn

Let's face it – getting into college is competitive and times are tough. Most students can't rely on the promise of scholarships. Instead, they apply for federal financial aid. That's where fraudsters come in. They use the system put in place to help kids...

Innocent Until I Show Them My Tattoo

We love watching criminals make fools of themselves or better yet, getting caught because they do dumb things. One particular criminal outdid himself and was sentenced to prison after the tattoo of the murder scene depicted on his back was used as evidence against...

Harvesting Fraudsters

A lot of work goes into harvesting crops – a farmer has to prepare the soil for planting, the crops have to be watered and protected from pests, and then the produce has to be picked in a timely fashion so that the farmer...

Couldn’t Help It

Whether a cookie jar on the counter tempts us with its fresh baked delicacies or a great sale tricks us into buying more than we need at the local mall, indulgence can often get the best of us. (It was so tempting I just...

Sincerely Apologetic

You don't often see a criminal admit guilt and be truly sorry for the crime committed. But, it appears that when standing before a judge, true remorse and regret goes a long way toward reducing a prison sentence. The San Jose Mercury...
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