Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Divisive Fraud

If you had to list one thing that fraudsters are usually good at, it would be divisiveness. (They usually come up with a deceptive plan to defraud that benefits them, but causes a lot of problems for their victims.) An article published in The...

Maine Couple Gets Caught Gaming the Social Services System

A Maine couple was recently sentenced in federal court to five years of probation and ordered to pay restitution the federal government for fraudulently receiving more than $119,000 in social services benefits, according to a story from the Bangor Daily News. The couple, William and...

I’d like a Refund

I'm sure you've had to make a return at a store before; regardless of the store and/or item(s), it's usually a time consuming irritant. Options like pre-labeled shipping for returns when shopping online have made the ease of returning items just that, easy. The...

I Just Didn’t Know

Have you ever done something that was considered ''bad'' or ''illegal'' by mistake? Maybe you just didn't know you were doing it, or didn't know there was a rule prohibiting it. Perhaps you've never said it, but you might know someone who has? ''Officer,...

A Public Housing Fraudster Moves to the Big House

Everyone needs a roof over their heads. But times are tough and making the monthly rent payment is hard for some families. That's where Section 8 public housing assistance comes in. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides federal funding to...

The Fraud Bandwagon

It seems that food stamp fraud is a popular way to steal money from the government these days. (That being said, fraud is usually considered popular to criminals only until they are caught and prosecuted.) An article posted on NOLA.com details the methods of...

Taking Candy from Babies

Have you ever heard of the saying: ''It's like taking candy from a baby''? The expression explains the ease in taking something from a defenseless entity. What if we changed the expression to say: ''It's like stealing a Social Security number (SSN) from a...

Down South Duo

In the ''Big Easy,'' you can take a walk down the busy streets of NOLA, catching beads and sipping drinks, or venture to the swampy depths to hunt alligator or pack the stadium to cheer on the football team. From the Cajun spices to...

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...

Forceful Fraud

No one likes to be forced into doing something they don't want to do. However, greed and selfishness can sometimes cause a powerful person to force others into helping carry out their fraudulent acts. An article published on NOLA.com details how the owner of...
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