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Woman pleads guilty in ID theft; seniors promised movie roles

Listen to this Story Some fraud conspiracies are especially creative, and some of the most notorious fraudsters in the United States have worked in creative industries like painting, filmmaking, photography and literature. Today's fraud, courtesy of mylanews.com deals with a woman...

When the Fraud Hits the fan

Listen to this Story For many, the thought of tax season does not bring up warm feelings; but for three years, today's fraudsters turned tax season into a year-round holiday. On October 15, 2015,two defendants from Phenix City,...

Marching off to Prison

Listen to this Story Band directors require special skills to help their students prepare for a variety of performances including, but not limited to parades, half-time shows at football games and concerts. (They generally have a music degree, are...

Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Real life can often be stranger than fiction as exemplified by an article posted on WKYC.com, which tells about a man who created multiple fictitious companies and non-existent employees in order to bilk unemployment insurance benefits from four different states. He and three co-conspirators...

Eroding Trust

There's no doubt that fraud erodes trust, especially when it involves our nation's most vulnerable citizens. An article posted on WTSP.com tells about the charges filed against a woman who allegedly stole the identity of at least 10 patients who lived at the assisted-living...

Identity Fraud Epidemic

Identity fraud has reached epidemic proportions in South Florida. While the Federal Trade Commission reports that Florida had the highest rate of identity theft in the country in 2013 and 2014, Miami wins the award for having the most identity theft complaints in the...

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

By: John Lorimer, VP of Analytics and Product Management, LexisNexis Risk Solutions According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), as of August 11, there have been 472 data breaches, exposing 139,278,685 records in 2015 alone. It's a safe bet that much of the...

Hiding in Plain View

A popular book character in a children's series follows a man who travels around the world with a variety of items to assist in his adventures. It is the reader's job to search extremely detailed illustrated pages to find the lost traveler and the...

Wishy-washy

People who are lacking in decisiveness or character are often considered to be ''wishy-washy.'' An article posted on 13NewsNow.com tells about a Virginia man who originally pleaded guilty to his involvement in a $2.6 million tax refund fraud scheme, but then withdrew his plea....

Top Priority

One of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) top priorities is to prosecute criminals who use stolen identities to bilk the U.S. Treasury through the filing of fake tax returns. A recent Department of Justice press release tells about a successful prosecution and conviction of...

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