Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Phony Baloney

The federally funded Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program provides healthy foods, health care referrals and nutrition education to at-risk low-income pregnant and postpartum women and infants and children up to age five. Eligible beneficiaries receive food vouchers that can be exchanged for nutritious...

A Victim to Crime

Anyone can fall victim to crime in the form of fraud. Although you may think you're safe because you take all the necessary precautions to protect your identity, one security breach to your tax service could force you to shift your focus and think...

At Risk

According to a recent report from the General Accounting Office (GAO), identity theft cost the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more than $5 billion during the 2013 tax year. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' story, reported in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, details how a brother...

Till Jail Do Us Part

A married couple from Atlanta probably didn't vow to commit crime together when they tied the knot, but they are about to be separated by a prison sentence they received for committing tax refund fraud. An article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle details...

Pretend Play Doesn’t Pay

Most children spend their early years learning how to pretend play. Whether creating adventures with imaginary friends, playing house or make believe, children explore their environment and bring order to their world by using their imagination. Pretend play usually tapers off during the elementary...

In Harm’s Way

Soldiers are accustomed to being placed in harm's way. They can anticipate the enemy, prepare for combat and be ready to engage at a moment's notice. However, it is difficult to predict how some enemies will actually attack. An article published in the Ledger-Enquirer.com...

The State of Georgia for the Win

It's the same feeling, I'd imagine, that an impossibly small country feels when its curler or alpine skier wins the Olympics. The odds? Impossible. The glory? Eternal. It may seem like an exaggeration, but in the fight against fraud the victories are few and...

Seven Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Food Stamp Fraud Case

Just imagine this scenario? you're down on your luck, and you're really low on cash; you don't even have enough money to buy food without the help of the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. Then, someone offers you...

Fraudulent Operation

Business owners are responsible for paying a variety of taxes for each employee. This is usually done over four installments during the tax year. An article in the Times of Northwest Indiana reports that an ear, nose and throat surgeon collected the...

What’s Yours is Mine

Fraudsters tend to believe that ''What's yours is mine.'' (They want what their victims have.) Whether motivated by jealousy, greed, envy or selfishness, there are just some people that believe they have the right to take what doesn't belong to them. An article published...
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