Sunday, February 25, 2018

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...

An Ambulance Ride to Court

The last thing you expect when entering an ambulance is that someone can access your records and commit fraud against the federal government using your personal information. Usually the sound of paramedic talk, medicine and the hope to heal quickly drowns the thought of...

Trust, But Verify

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on a press release entitled, “Salinas woman guilty of welfare fraud,” published by The Californian. A Salinas woman defrauded $3,811 from the Monterey County Department of Social Services by using personal documents of a neighbor who was deported.

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...

Using Rags for Riches

There is nothing like hearing a story of success about an individual who went from ''rags to riches.'? It takes gumption to build success out of nothing. Of course, there is always the flipside of that coin? the coward who steals from the poor....

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....

White Collar Sophistication

The idea of the ''white collar job'' brings to mind a number of images? suits and ties, board meetings and business deals. How about fraud? Today's Fraud of the Day from The Press-Enterprise highlights how one father-son duo committed white collar crime over two...

Lying on the Job

Properly reporting how many people your company employs and how much money you paid them is a critical component of legally operating a business in the United States. If your business involves manual labor, these figures are important not only for assessing your tax...

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...
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