Saturday, July 21, 2018

Altered State

An altered state of consciousness refers to someone in a mental state that is different from normal. (The phrase commonly means that the person is in a dream state or in a drug-induced trance that causes reduced alertness.) In today's ''Fraud of the Day,''...

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...

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,...

SNAP EBT Cards Used to Buy Cocaine and Alcohol

Republican State Representatives in Massachusetts are calling for changes in how the state manages its welfare system after a group of fraudsters (called grifters in the article) was charged with scamming thousands from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by fraudulently using Electronic Benefits...

Fraud in Style

I'm told many women find spas to be a sanctuary – a place to blow off steam and forget the stresses of regular life. But with ''blowing off steam,'' typically comes some physical effort. According to an article in Southern Maryland Online, one woman...

Organizing Unemployment

The fear of unemployment looms over many in our country. With the tough economy as a constant reminder that unemployment could be a possibility for any of us, it is important that those who are eligible for unemployment insurance are able to receive it....

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...

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...

‘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....

The Game of Fraud

According to a recent article in The Baltimore Sun, food stamp fraud is big business in the Baltimore area. Unfortunately for the criminals participating in the wide-spread food stamp fraud scheme, law enforcement is ahead of their game. The article details the...
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