Friday, June 22, 2018

Decades of Lying

One way that criminals defraud the Social Security Administration (SSA) is by failing to notify the agency about the death of a beneficiary, then they continue to receive and cash the checks of their deceased loved one. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' spotlights two...

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

By: John Lorimer, VP of Analytics and Product Management, LexisNexis Risk Solutions According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), as of August 11, there have been 472 data breaches, exposing 139,278,685 records in 2015 alone. It's a safe bet that much of the...

Death Fraud

Food stamp fraud is big business, and an increase in investigations has revealed that a large portion of this type of fraud occurs due to death. According to an article from the Food Stamps Organization, cases involving family members, who illegally collect benefits from...

Psych Test

There are all sorts of psychological tests that can be used to evaluate a person. (There are aptitude, intelligence, neuropsychological, occupational, personality, and other specific tests that measure anxiety or depression, just to name a few.) Two clinical psychologists in Mississippi used a battery...

Student Loan Fraud – A National Problem Gone Global

Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 enables qualified students to receive grants and loans so they can achieve their educational dreams. While government financial aid can help college students to have a better future, it also is an opportunity for...

Collecting Fraud

People collect all sorts of memorabilia including stamps, comic books, stuffed animals, coins and baseball cards to name just a few. Usually, collectors spend their own money to add something new to their prized collection, but a neurologist from Michigan spent nearly $2 million...

Playing the System

Fraudsters think that they are good at playing the system. No matter the type of system, they try to work the situation so that they end up with an advantage. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' is about a Detroit woman, who kept trying to...

Good Graces

It's important for small business owners to stay in the good graces with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A North Carolina couple, who operated an online business, neglected to report their gross earnings and fell out of the good graces of the IRS. An article...

Can I Get a Lifeline?

Okay...you've heard of tax refund fraud, food stamp fraud and unemployment fraud, but what do you know about phone subsidy fraud? Put simply? it exists and if you're a wireless subscriber, you're paying for it; but now the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking...

Guest Writer: James Ratley

In the anti-fraud business, we are focused year-round on a long and constantly evolving list of bad things that can happen to an organization. Many of the threats we know by heart? expense account fraud... contract and procurement schemes... check tampering... just to name...
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