Friday, December 15, 2017

Identity Shopping Spree

When you think about a shopping spree, you usually envision a carefree outing to the mall where a lot of money is spent on things you may or may not need. (The term tends to have a negative connotation because it is associated with...

Easy Money

Just about everyone would like to make more money. It's the American way. We're hardwired for capitalism. But, most people work for what they earn. Fraudsters don't subscribe to that point of view. Instead, they are looking for easy money. Today's Fraud of the...

Accountability

Fraudsters don't generally like to be held accountable for their illegal actions. (They like to get away with as much as they can, regardless of the impact it has on their victims.) An article published in the South Florida Business Journal follows an industrious...

No Winners

To pull off a scheme capable of stealing $205 million from Medicare, there's usually a multitude of players involved in a game that robs the elderly and the poor of medical benefits. An article posted on WPTV.com covers a man who was responsible for...

Dirty Money

Fraudsters make a life of living off of dirty money. The illegally-gained funds help to perpetuate a lifestyle of lying, stealing and cheating. (It's hard to stop once a fraudster gets started down that crooked road.) An article published in the Miami Herald describes...

Social Media #FAIL

For those who do not actively participate in social media, here's what you need to know: websites exist that allow individuals to post comments about their lifestyle via pictures and messages, while following the postings of other users. From time to time, some users...

Miami is Bringing the Heat

If you're a basketball fan, you've probably heard the phrase: ''Miami is bringing the heat.'? Or, maybe you've heard the phrase on the weather news during the dead of summer. According to a CBS Miami article, the phrase is taking on new meaning for...

Be Careful Who You Trust

Sometimes even fraudsters need to be careful who they trust. For example, imagine that you're a fraudster and you think you're about to get away with stealing hundreds of identities and thousands of the government's (taxpayers') dollars. Then you find out that your accomplice...

Lucrative Fraud

To file a fake tax return, personal identification information including a Social Security number, date of birth, bank account number and address are needed. (It also helps to have an internet connection as well.) With the press of a button, it's just a matter...

Highway Robbery

Seems like these tax fraud plots have taken a turn for the worse – now involving violent gun threats. April was a tough month for Tampa, Florida, with two incidents of thievery from mail trucks within two weeks of each other. In today's Fraud...
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