Monday, July 16, 2018

In Hot Water

Hot tubs are great for anyone with sore muscles or chronic pain. According to a Department of Justice press release, the person at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' spent up to 15 hours a day in a hot tub due to...

The Rest of the Story

Booker T. Washington is credited with saying, “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” This quote rings true for today’s fraudster, a clinical psychologist, who partnered with a West Virginia judge and a...

Should Have Known Better

Sometimes, people are oblivious that they are doing something wrong. Then, there are folks who know what they are doing is wrong, and continue to do it anyway. The latter is the case for an Ohio woman and her son who ran two home...

Government Gets Real with Refund Fraudster

Here's a clear message from the U.S. government to would-be thieves that exploiting honest, taxpaying Americans to drain the U.S. Treasury of their income tax refund money will not be tolerated. A news release published by the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a...

What’s Behind Door #1, #2 and #3?

Myrna S. Parcon, a/k/a “Merna Parcon,” 62, of Dallas and Ransome N. Etindi, 57, of Waxahachie, Texas, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle for their role in a nearly $60 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

One for the Books

It takes a conniving mind to make claims to the Internal Revenue Service for more than $63 million dollars in fraudulent income tax refunds, all processed by a single tax preparation business. (It also takes a lot of chutzpah.)But federal prosecutors allege that is...

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...

It’s All About the Fraud

Fraudsters tend to be selfish people who are really good at manipulating situations to benefit themselves. In true form, a Tennessee woman used her position as a child care provider to scam the Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program. (She stole...

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...

Big Boo Boo

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Phenix City resident convicted of stolen identity fraud ring that sought $26 million,” posted on AL.com. A Phenix City resident was convicted by a federal jury for stealing the identities of soldiers, state prisoners and teenagers in a scheme that sought $26 million in false tax returns.
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