Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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...

Fraud Vortex

A vortex has the tendency to draw everything toward its center. (Whether the vortex is as gentle as the water draining down a sink or as strong as the violent winds of a tornado, the power of the air or water involved can be...

Job + Unemployment Benefits = Fraud

It's a good day to have a job. If you know someone who has lost a job – and chances are you do – or have been in that situation yourself, you know what I mean. The most immediate impact of being unemployed, of...

Revenge Can Backfire

Listen to this Story Sometimes things can get out of hand when going through a divorce. (Sometimes uncontrolled anger and greed can cause a person to do things they normally would do to get back at a spouse.) An...

Fraud of the Day Care

Listen to this Story Parents have to consider many factors when evaluating child care providers. Now add screening for fraudulent welfare collection to the list. (As if there aren't enough stressors over entrusting the care of one's children to...

Employing Guilt

Guilt is an emotion that humans experience when they believe they've violated a moral standard. Guilt is usually followed by remorse or regret. Let's say for example, you saw someone drop $20 out of their coat pocket on the street. The morally responsible act...

Guest Writer: Kimberly Little

Taking a Closer Look at Identities Do you know anyone who has had their identity stolen? The chances are that you or someone you know has fallen victim to this rapidly growing crime. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that identity theft...

To Prospective Unemployment Fraudsters in Indiana: Go Elsewhere

Those of you who read my commentary on a regular basis know that the goal is to highlight how fraud is perpetrated, so that those of you in government who work on the front lines fighting it every day will be able to recognize...

Fraud as a Side Job

The Northwest Indiana Times tells the story of a working woman in Gary, Indiana, whose theft of nearly $15,000 in unemployment benefits was uncovered by a diligent employee at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The Indiana DWD is responsible for identifying unemployment benefit...

Lords of the Fraud Ring

If you're spending too much time on the job committing unemployment fraud, are you really technically employed? (Only if you get a check for it.) That's the question that this story from the Minden Press-Herald raises in today's fraud of the day. It tells...
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