Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Unemployment as an Indictment

Listen to this Story</strong? When they become unemployed, many Americans take their status as a personal indictment. Most people don't want to be unemployed. Then, of course, there are the fraudsters. In today's Fraud of the Day from WUSA9-TV, six...

‘Billing Integrity” Program Turns up the Heat on Homestead Exemption Fraudsters

Anyone who works for a government program that can be defrauded knows that agencies must dedicate resources to finding fraud. But here's the interesting thing? the amount of fraud discovered often pays for the people and technology allocated to find it, and much more....

Lyin’ for Lunches

Who else has trouble stifling a smile, when the ''Hall Monitor'' is caught breaking the rules? The Washington Post has the adult version: An employee with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently was exposed for fraudulently obtaining subsidized school lunches. The public employee, who also...

A License for Fraud

Have you ever been on the receiving end of the question? ''Driver's license and registration, please?'? If so, you were likely been pulled off to the side of the road, as the flashing blue lights served as a reminder of why you were about...

Access Denied

The first day on a job usually requires a new employee to spend time filling out a mountain of forms containing a lot of personal information. In order to get a paycheck, workers must provide a name, address, Social Security number and a...

Monkey Business

Monkeys are lively, intelligent animals that behave similarly to humans in many ways. Just like humans, monkeys can be mischievous, but they generally do not commit fraud. The Telegram & Gazette reports about a Worcester woman, who was monkeying around with the Massachusetts Department...

Disenchanted in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, a popular Caribbean tourist destination, is commonly referred to as the ''Island of Enchantment.'? Known for its beautiful beaches, the territory of the United States exports pharmaceuticals, rum and, unfortunately, stolen personal identities. According to the Eagle Tribune, identify theft or the...

Ignorance is Not Bliss

A lot of bad things can happen when you are unaware. For instance, you may not know that there is a leaky water pipe in your kitchen ceiling. While on vacation, the pipe bursts and you return to a flooded house needing thousands of...

Tightening Exemptions

Owning a home is a big financial responsibility. On a monthly basis, home owners pay their mortgage and various utility and related bills. Annually, however, the property tax bill comes due. This money is important – it is the source of funding for schools,...

Ingenuity Gone Awry

Most of us believe in the American dream. All that's required is a lot of hard work, ingenuity and a little luck, and it's ours for the taking. Unfortunately, fraudsters usually try to avoid the work, misapply their ingenuity, and focus on the taking....
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