Monday, December 11, 2017

More is Less

Deep down, criminals believe that they deserve more. Whether they want more money, another luxury vehicle, expensive jewelry or a fancy lifestyle, their selfish desire to claim more out of life than they deserve usually leaves them with less in the end. ...

They Never Learn

Some fraudsters never learn. They frequently commit the same crime over and over again until one day, they make a mistake. A Georgia woman almost carried out a successful student loan fraud scheme worth $500,000, until she mistakenly signed her own name instead of...

How Far Would You Go for a Good Deal?

Everyone is on the lookout for a good deal. A gazillion websites exist just to help us find the right item, in the right color, for a less expensive price – including free shipping. We are bombarded with ads and coupons just about everywhere...

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...

Customer Satisfaction

Listen to this Story If a business wants to stay in operation, a customer satisfaction policy is a ''must.'' (If a customer is not satisfied with the service received, they will most likely go elsewhere to get what they...

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...

Shortcut to Jail

It's ok to take a shortcut if you're running behind on time and need to get to a destination quickly. It's not ok to take a shortcut to circumvent U.S. immigration law. (Chances are if you disobey the government's system for legal entry and...

Choose Your Friends Wisely

It is important to choose friends and business partners wisely because bad company corrupts good character. An article published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution details the story of nine unscrupulous business associates who ran a scam that bilked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of more...

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...

The Sting of Fraud

No one likes to be stung – whether by a bee, a bad belly flop into a swimming pool or by undercover government agents. (It's just not comfortable.) Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from the Gwinnett Daily Post follows the story of a Georgia...
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