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...

It All Adds Up

It's easy to think that the fraudulent heist of a few thousand dollars in government benefits is not a big deal. But, when there are thousands of people capitalizing on benefits they don't deserve, it all adds up to more than you think. An...

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...

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...

Double Billing

Government investigations and prosecutions involving pharmacies around the country are on the rise, due to an increase in fraudulent Medicare billing schemes. One common tactic for bilking the government healthcare benefits program includes billing for and dispensing large numbers of painkillers and other...

Promises

A promise is a vow to carry out an intention. There are many different types of promises, such as one between friends, who agree to keep a secret; promises by spouses to love and cherish each other in a marriage and promises by...

Entitled

The federal government has a number of entitlement programs that provide beneficiaries with funds for which they qualify. It has been argued that people who take advantage of these programs by stealing benefits they are not entitled to receive are part of an...

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...

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...

Deceased Man Kept on Ice for Social Security Benefits

It's amazing and sometimes disgusting what a person will do for money. Today's Fraud of the Day from The Times-Picayune focuses on the case of a 45-year-old woman who admitted to helping stuff the remains of her roommate's dead father into an ice chest...
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