Friday, December 15, 2017

Addicted to Fraud

Drug and alcohol abuse can harm a person's health and personal relationships, and interfere with his/her ability to work. An article posted on InsuranceNewsNet.com tells about a pharmacy owner who became addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol, and turned to fraud to finance...

Online Benefits

There are many advantages to online shopping. With a click of a button, traffic, long lines and big crowds at the mall disappear and a desired item is on its way to your house. Hard-to-find treasures can be discovered through online marketplaces...

Fraud Hot Spot

The Miami area is known as the epicenter of home health fraud. This is not surprising due to the large number of elderly Medicare beneficiaries who live in the South Florida region. The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has determined that a...

Everything Has a Price

Everyone dreams of living a lavish lifestyle at one time or another. Who hasn't imagined lounging on the sandy beach of a remote island resort, driving a brand new luxury vehicle or wearing an expensive piece of jewelry that defines the word ''bling?'? Billboards,...

Florida DCF is Fighting Fraud—it’s not a matter of if we catch you, it’s...

Florida DCF is Fighting Fraud—it's not a matter of if we catch you, it's when A few weeks ago, I stood alongside partner agencies and law enforcement to announce new anti-fraud initiatives we are putting in place at the Department of Children and Families (DCF)....

Death Fraud

Food stamp fraud is big business, and an increase in investigations has revealed that a large portion of this type of fraud occurs due to death. According to an article from the Food Stamps Organization, cases involving family members, who illegally collect benefits from...

The Storm of Fraud Is A-Brewin’

You can always tell when a storm is barreling down your way. The clouds eerily creep over the earth, melancholy in nature. The winds calm at first, turn the leaves on trees, scratching branch to branch. And in the short amount of time it...

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...

Couple Indicted in Student Loan Fraud Case

Students work hard to get into college. And, once accepted, they know they need to pay for it. Some work multiple jobs and/or rely on loans from family members to foot the bill. Many rely on the Department of Education's student...

NJ Family Indicted Following ”Operation Labor Day” Unemployment Fraud Investigation

Sometimes fraudsters cook up elaborate schemes to defraud the government. In other cases, like the one in today's fraud from News-JournalOnline.com, the approach is pretty simple? the fraudster just didn't tell the government that she was no longer eligible to receive benefits and that's...
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