Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Spoiler Alert

It's fair to say the majority of people trying to defraud the system try to fly under the radar. That's not the case in today's Fraud of the Day in which a New Orleans woman repeatedly called state benefit workers to check on the...

No Laughing Matter

Listen to this Story Usually, when someone is sentenced for Medicaid and welfare fraud, they don't leave the courtroom with a mandate to obtain a GED. (In fact most of the time, the only education that fraudsters get are lessons...

Kicking the Habit

It's hard to kick a habit that is well-ingrained. Whether snacking when not hungry, spending too much time watching television or buying things you don't need, once a bad habit gets established, it's really hard to break. A story posted on MyEasternShoreMD.com tells about...

Splitting the Cost of Fraud

There are lots of things that are common to share with a friend, such as a bill for sushi, the cost of a cab ride or a banana split. An article posted on NOLA.com tells about a woman who took advantage of the Federal...

Certifiably Fraudulent

When criminals want to steal money from government health care programs, they generally submit lots of fraudulent claims for medical services or products that are not medically necessary nor delivered. Because the government strives to be efficient when paying claims, health care programs tend...

Modus Operandi

Fraudsters consider lying to be an important part of their modus operandi. (It's just part of the job description.) A Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) press release tells about a Louisiana doctor who scammed Medicare out of millions of dollars by lying about the...

You Can’t Take It with You

The Social Security Administration has specific policies regarding the notification of a beneficiary's death. Normally, a family member, Electronic Death Registration report, death certificate, confirmation by statement from a funeral director or other third party report is sufficient to declare the beneficiary deceased. (The...

Fraud-bound

Patients who are confined to their homes because of their medical disabilities are considered to be homebound. (Venturing out of the safety of their home environment usually requires an enormous amount of effort and a great deal of assistance in most cases.) An article...

Junk Yard Fraud

Fraudsters hide their criminal acts behind all kinds of fronts. An article in The Advertiser tells of a Louisiana man who used his scrap metal business to profit off of an insurance fraud scheme involving staged automobile accidents. At the same time, he also...

Bullied by Fraud

Bullies are tyrants and will do just about anything to get their way. They are adept at using their influence to intimidate anyone who doesn't agree with them. (We tend to think of bullies as mean kids who torment other children, but bullying also...
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