Tuesday, June 19, 2018
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Housing and Disaster Fraud

Spilt Milk

Are you familiar with the saying, ''There's no use in crying over spilled milk?'' The bottom line is, crying won't ''unspill'' the milk. Many fraudsters seem to shed a couple tears when they are facing a judge who is ready to sentence them for...

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...

Easy Money Lands Fraudster in Jail

Natural disasters often bring out the best in people, especially those who volunteer to clean up or make donations to help victims. But, unexpected catastrophes can bring out the worst in people who think they can benefit from someone else's misfortune. An OzarksFirst.com article...

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...

Reprobate Rebate

Rebates are used to entice customers to buy a product or service. For example, a common sales promotion might include $100 off the retail price if you purchase within a certain time frame, such as during a Labor Day Sale. After submitting the rebate...

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...

Excessive Rent

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) aims to provide low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled with the ability to afford safe and sanitary housing in the private market through its Housing Choice Voucher program. Two landlords in Colorado took advantage of...

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.

Twisted

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aids individuals or families who have incurred losses due to disasters. Homeowners, renters and business owners within a federally-declared disaster area can apply for assistance if damage has occurred to homes, vehicles, personal property or businesses. (Applicants must...

Home Sweet Fraudulent Home

New York’s Geneva Housing Authority (GHA) strives to improve the quality of life for its community’s lower income residents. The organization administers public and private housing assistance programs that promote decent, affordable and safe housing opportunities, while encouraging economic self-sufficiency. Unfortunately, one of the...
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