Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Not If, But When

If you think your identity could never be stolen, think again. According to Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Report, 1,209 security breaches occurred in 2016 exposing 1.1 billion identities. If that doesn’t scare you, then consider that over the past eight years, more than 7.1...

Clouded Judgement

Sometimes emotions can get the best of us, especially when death is involved. Grief can be a factor in bad decision-making, but the defense attorney for a woman who collected the Social Security benefits of her deceased mother for 15 years after her death...

Confined by Fraud

Home health care agencies generally provide quality health care to patients who are confined to their residence. When unable to leave their home, a home health care provider sends in qualified staff to assist with any medical or personal needs. Today's ''Fraud of the...

Breaking Records

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Corrupt Pakistani doctor sentenced to 23 years in prison, could be deported” posted on mlive.com. A Metro Detroit doctor, who immigrated to the U.S. from Pakistan to practice medicine, was sentenced to 23 years in prison after being convicted of crimes related to a massive prescription pill fraud scheme he orchestrated.

Sí, Soy de Puerto Rico…

What do you call it when three people commit two unrelated acts of fraud using nearly identical scams? I call it a pattern. At a minimum, it is a problem. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from AccountingToday.com reports that three former employees of a large...

Good Graces

It's important for small business owners to stay in the good graces with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A North Carolina couple, who operated an online business, neglected to report their gross earnings and fell out of the good graces of the IRS. An article...

Double Trouble

Among fraudsters, the most dangerous perpetrators are those who have a professional familiarity with the system they are trying to defraud. The latest example of those who see fraud as just business as usual comes to us via a press release from the U.S....

Lies and Omissions

Omission can be a mistake resulting from neglect or lack of proper attention. Or it can be deliberate (which makes it another form of lying.) A press release from the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General tells about a woman whose...

Cloudy, With a Chance of Fraud

The Centenarian Project was launched by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in 2013 to help combat fraud by examining benefit records of citizens who are 100 years old. Today 's "Fraud of the Day" highlights how this initiative helped to stop a Michigan woman...

Kickback on Kickbacks

It is encouraging to read reports of the U.S. government bringing down the hammer on companies that commit multi-million dollar fraud—especially when their crimes could cause direct physical harm or death to unsuspecting citizens. According to a press release recently published by the Justice...
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