Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Lottery Loser

Last time I checked, winning the lottery counted as a source of income. For example, if someone had to pay a bill, and miraculously won the lottery, they could use some of their winnings to pay their bill. Seems simple enough, right? Perhaps not...

Massachusetts Fraud Siphons $10 Million from Medicaid Program

This one comes from Massachusetts, where the weather is cool and crisp and the Medicaid payouts are as enticing as the salty sea air. According to The Boston Globe, 10 individuals—many of them doctors—were indicted this month for allegedly pilfering millions from taxpayer...

A Cautionary Tale

How carefully do you safeguard your identity? You might think you do a pretty good job of keeping an eye on your credit report. That may not be enough. Consider this scenario? imagine for a moment that you fall on some tough times. You...

In It for the Kids

Many parents will go to the end of the world to help their kids. Often you hear parents express that their biggest fear is not being able to support their kids; not being able to send them successfully in the right direction. Today's Fraud...

One Too Many Houses

We are all familiar with the challenges of the housing market. For those who struggle to make ends meet, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds a program – managed by local public housing authorities – known as ''Section 8.'' This...

Conveniently Busted?

Like most people, I make stops at the local convenience store every once in a while – to pick up a snack or some item that I need, so I can avoid a trip to the grocery store. I don't think too much about...

The Sound of Identity Theft

The Dominican Republic's sandy shores are surrounded by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, making it a popular tourist destination. The county, which has the second largest economy in the Caribbean, is dependent upon agriculture and service industries...

Stealing From Behind Bars

In order to receive unemployment benefits, a person has to be available for and actively seeking work. If incarcerated, the program will not pay out. (It's obviously hard to hold down a job if a person is behind bars or in shackles for a...

No Job? No Problem!

Most unemployment fraud stories are simple: the fraudsters say they aren't working while they really are. Boom, done. But no no, the fraud is getting more complicated, as we'll see in today's Fraud of the Day from the Sentinel-standard.com. The article reports...

Logging onto Fraud Online

What is the first thing you log onto when you sit down in front of your computer? Are you an avid user of social media sites? Or, perhaps you have to start by checking your email? Fraudsters are fleeing to the Internet to take...
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