Thursday, September 20, 2018
Home Housing and Disaster Fraud

Housing and Disaster Fraud

Putting out the Fraud Fire

In August 2012, a wildfire broke out near Mannford, Okla., and spread swiftly across town destroying nearly 80 square miles of homes, buildings and dry vegetation. According to an article in Tulsa World, as affected residents began to rebuild their lives following the...

Family Farm Fraud

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “3 Bacon County farmers to pay federal crop insurance program $675,000 in false claims settlement” published by The Florida Times-Union.

Destructive Fraud

Nearly one year ago, a devastating tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, leaving a path of destruction and death in its 17-mile wake. While many residents were picking up the pieces after the disaster, KFOR.com reports that there was one young man who took advantage...

Finding Help the Wrong Way

Helping others can be a rewarding process both for the individual(s) in need, and those who step up to help. Of course, the point of the good deed is lost if both commit public housing fraud in the process, and that's the case in...

Two New Yorkers Face Charges in Connection with Public Housing Fraud Cases

In life, there are things that we want, like great jobs and nice cars, and things that we need. At a minimum, the basic needs can be narrowed down to food, clothing and shelter. If you are lacking in one of those three key...

Homebodies

People are just so forgetful these days. It seems that no one can ever remember the number of people living in their homes. It's easy to forget, especially when there are so many. According to Montgomery Media, three Pennsylvania women have...

Sticky Fingers

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Elmont woman to serve up to 3 years for welfare fraud, AG says” posted on NewsDay.com. An Elmont woman will serve up to 3 years in prison for her role in what prosecutors said was a scheme that allowed her to receive welfare benefits for which she wasn’t eligible.

Lying is a Disaster

Sometimes we get a hunch when someone is lying. Perhaps it's life experience or intuition that raises caution; regardless of the reason, that gut feeling can often help us to be a bit cautious of someone's words. Even better than a hunch is the...

Housing Authority Puts 2 and 2 Together

Cars are becoming kryptonite for fraudsters. Just like last week's fraud on the ''blind'' man who was caught on videotape driving on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway, this story from the Associated Press showcases yet another automotive blooper. Housing Authorities in Worcester, Mass. are...

A Rental Nightmare

Have you ever been a home-renter? If you're experienced in the renting department, then you've likely had the joy of dealing with a landlord, making sure rent is paid on time and even maintaining the up-keep of a home that isn't even yours. Renting...
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