Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Unemployment Fraud Abounds

Is anyone else tired of hearing about how people continue to try and steal money from others? Did no one go to elementary school in this country? Treat others the way you'd like to be treated, people! According to The Patriot...

Five Sent to Prison for $500,000 Food Stamp Fraud at the General Store

The Grand Rapids Press recently reported James Taylor of Lansing, Michigan received a sentence of more than 15 years in federal prison for his part in a $500,000 food-stamp scheme. (And this is a program that claims to have ONLY one percent of fraud?) The...

Extracting Fraud

Visits to the dentist are not always a fun thing, especially when a toothache is the reason for going. Not only is there pain associated with the toothache, but in general, patients can expect that the procedure to fix the pain could also involve...

A Change for the Worst

People are always trying to change their appearance – work out regimens, plastic surgery, anti-aging products, new apparel and identity fraud. Wait...Identity Fraud? You read it right – especially if the change in identity can assist you in receiving public housing benefits. (Who can...

Adding Insult to Injury

Things can always go from bad to worse. An article published in the Telegram & Gazette confirms this idiom by telling the story of a Worcester woman accused of stealing the identity of her boyfriend's ex-wife and fraudulently using it to obtain disability benefits....

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...

The House Always Wins

Listen to this Story Sometimes when you roll the dice to commit a crime, you get snake eyes. Today's fraudster got a bad roll when she tried to get away with stealing $117,524 from multiple government benefits programs. (She...

If Lying Were a Job

If lying happened to be an actual occupation, would you thrive? Most of us probably wouldn't. Where's the job satisfaction in withholding, omitting or altering the truth? But if we think about it, being a fraudster is similar to lying as an occupation. At...

Doubling Down on Fraud

Listen to this Story You can't collect unemployment benefits if you are working. You also can't collect unemployment benefits if you're in prison. (Although many incarcerated people have jobs or roles in prison, they are unquestionably not available for...

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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