Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Home Housing and Disaster Fraud

Housing and Disaster Fraud

Dark Clouds Are Building

Spring has given way to summer and both seasons have been chock full of heavy storms. While we think Mother Nature is the only thing to fear as tornados and hurricanes run roughshod over the country, we should remember that the fraudsters targeting disaster...

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...

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...

Fraud Forecast

Hello, folks. Today we are going to take a look at our fraud forecast. We currently see that individuals have made a habit of taking advantage of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief fund. Luckily for you FEMA, we are looking at...

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...

Two Timing the Government

When we hear that someone is accused of ''two-timing,'' it's usually in the capacity of dating. However, two-timing isn't exclusive to the dating world; rather, fraudsters have taken a liking to the activity, according to a Galloway Patch article. After the nor'easter of March 2010,...

A Storm of Fraud

Spring and summer bring along unstable weather to the United States, sometimes birthing tornadoes in the areas between the Rocky Mountains and Appalachian Mountains. We cringe when the news features the tornado damage of a string of severe storms, depicting structures and lives torn...

Housing Fraud Could Be Next Great Idea for Reality TV

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and many state agencies provide housing assistance to needy individuals and their families. Unfortunately, unscrupulous individuals fraudulently acquire low-income and Section 8 housing vouchers, which prevents those who truly need the benefit from receiving assistance. Sometimes,...

Who Lives Here?

Have you ever run into a landlord that doesn't seem to be telling you the truth? Whether the ceiling is leaking or the heater is busted in February, it seems like some landlords refuse to take care of the situation. Landlords, who are less...

There’s No Place Like Home

Whether you prefer the mantra, ''There's no place like home,'' or ''Home is where the heart is,'' you're certain to associate a particular comfort with your ''home.'? For many, the home is a place of memories. The thought of losing a home often resonates...
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