Thursday, September 20, 2018

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...

More than Your Own Slice of the Pie

A California pizza shop owner is in big trouble for withholding the government's piece of the pie. Bay City News reports that this pizza punk was caught not only evading payroll taxes, but also fudging employee numbers to drive down the cost of his...

A FRAUDian Slip

Are you familiar with Sigmund Freud's idea of the ''Freudian Slip?'? Here's one lay person's explanation? the Freudian Slip, also known as parapraxis, is a mere error in speech usually triggered when someone is subconsciously thinking about something that is revealed through what they...

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,...

Alternate Personality

There is nothing like coming across a person who is two-faced. Don't you hate it when someone acts one way in front of you, but is a completely different person behind your back? Not surprisingly, this is a common occurrence with fraudsters, who often...

Making a Good Choice

Tax season is around the corner once again, and I can't stress enough how important it is to choose an honest and reliable tax preparer if you are not completing your own forms. The Monterey County Herald details a story about a woman...

Evading Everything

Fraudsters tend to think they should receive a special exemption when it comes to paying taxes. Today’s “Fraud of the Day” reveals a Southern California businessman who evaded millions of dollars in personal and business-related taxes owed. His tax evasion tactics led to a...

Spineless

“Spineless” is a term that could be used to describe today’s fraudster, who was the owner of a Long Beach, California hospital. He used seven accomplices to do his dirty work in a massive $600 million workers’ compensation fraud scheme involving fraudulent bills submitted...

Copy Cat Fraud?

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. Along similar lines regarding fraud, some criminals think that if a scam worked once, why not try it again. (After all, why reinvent the wheel?) A story posted on ABC7.com tells about a California woman who claimed...

Getting Something for Nothing

A moocher is someone who relies others constantly. A story published on kionrightnow.com details a former resident of Georgia who mooched off of the federal government and received approximately $84,000 in benefits. The article states that a 33-year-old man received workers' compensation payments...
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