Friday, February 23, 2018

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'...

Former State Lawmaker Charged with Double Dipping

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial assistance to people who meet specific criteria and are disabled because of illness, injury or other conditions that prevent them from working. Today's Fraud of the Day studies a troubling indictment of a former public servant who...

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...

Fraud is a Huge Gamble

Six home healthcare workers and patients were charged with making false statements to Medicaid regarding home healthcare services that were neither received nor provided. All of the Indictments involve allegations that the defendants made false statements in Medicaid timesheets that certain patients and workers provided or received personal care services when, in reality, the patients or workers were actually somewhere else.

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,...

Whirlwind of Fraud

Fraud is like a whirlwind. Once a criminal is successful at collecting money or benefits they don't deserve, they often get caught up in the ruse and greediness causes the deception to continue through additional schemes. (If it worked once, why not try it...

Sovereign Citizens Are People Too

Today's Fraud of the Day, from The Examiner.net comes to us from the ''Show Me'' state, where one Kansas City native was in for a rude awakening when he discovered that despite his status as a 'sovereign citizen,' he could still be charged for...

Stop the Bleeding in Health Insurance Exchange Fraud

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provided millions of Americans an opportunity to get health insurance and has generated positive benefits for insurers, as well. However, the way that people now purchase health care plans – through online health care exchanges – has opened...

Twisting Facts

On May 22, 2011, a catastrophic tornado touched down in Joplin, Missouri and left a path of destruction nearly a mile wide across the southern part of the city and two adjacent counties, causing nearly $3 billion in damages. According to the National Oceanic...

Lucky Number 7

The number seven has long been considered to be lucky, especially for the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, which recently made its seventh most notable crackdown since launched in 2007. (Notice the number of sevens?) An article in The Wall Street Journal reports that in...
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