Friday, June 22, 2018

Certainty

Benjamin Franklin once said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. He forgot to add one more certainty - if caught stealing money from the U.S. government, a prison sentence is sure to follow. Today's ''Fraud of the...

The Importance of International Fraud Awareness Week

No one wants to be a victim of fraud, but there's an equally devastating scenario: being the organization responsible for protecting and securing customers' personal data only to have a fraudster compromise it and use it for personal gain. Organizations that take responsibility for others'...

Stealing from Others

The Childcare and Development Fund (CCDF), which is administered under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provides funds that help low-income families secure quality child care. About $5.7 billion in taxpayer dollars are spent each year to allow approved beneficiaries to...

Domino Effect

Listen to this Story A domino effect is said to occur when one action causes a chain reaction. (For example, when a number of dominoes are set very near to one another in a row, they all fall down...

The Fast Lane

Illegal immigration is a hot topic. It is the backdrop of today's commentary, but it is not what the commentary is about. I focus on fraud. Here's the challenge? once in United States, the undocumented immigrant – like anyone else – needs identification. And,...

Brotherly Love

Brotherly love is an idea that lends credence to being kind and lenient to others through charitable acts. The Kansas City Business Journal details the story of a man who goes by ''Brother Love,'' but his fraudulent actions were anything but loving and more...

Illinois and Missouri Track Down Unemployment Fraud

What do unemployment benefits and a trip to Costa Rica have in common? Absolutely nothing, of course – unless you're the Manchester, Missouri, man who allegedly received $44,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and then used it to help defray the costs of a...

Prisoner SSNs Used in $3 Million Fraud

This story originates in Texas but it's about a Delaware woman who was convicted in Dallas after being arrested in Virginia last year. In the process, she defrauded the state of Texas $3 million. The story's from WDEL – in Delaware. In yet another example...

Fraud Forecast

Hello, folks. Today we are going to take a look at our fraud forecast. We currently see that individuals have made a habit of taking advantage of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief fund. Luckily for you FEMA, we are looking at...

Listen Up Students

The days of punishing students with detention may quickly be changing to prison time. You mean to say that students will serve jail time for skipping classes? No, not quite; however, college students seeking to defraud the government through student aid programs could face...
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