Monday, December 11, 2017

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...

Two Timing the Government

When we hear that someone is accused of ''two-timing,'' it's usually in the capacity of dating. However, two-timing isn't exclusive to the dating world; rather, fraudsters have taken a liking to the activity, according to a Galloway Patch article. After the nor'easter of March 2010,...

Guest Writer: Mark C. Cooke

The Problem with Tax Systems The problem with tax systems is non-abrogative exploitation. In other words, it's the shades of grey that force systems to evolve. Or, rather, force them to devolve. The more ''creative interpretation'' that exists, the more statutory language is required. However,...

The Problem Behind Bars

Whether you've watched TV shows and/or movies about jail, or heard the horror stories from an inside source, there is no doubt that jail is not a desired place to stay. Even so, most prisoners are not confined to a 24/7 lockdown. Rather, the...

Welfare Funds Pay for Adult Entertainment

Welfare recipients in New Mexico can use their federally funded electronic banking cards to buy necessities or to withdraw cash from ATMs from just about anywhere – including liquor stores, bars and strip clubs in any state. Today's Fraud of the Day takes a...

Gone Phishing

I recently had the privilege of speaking at the North Eastern States Tax Officials Association's annual conference about how fraud is perpetrated against government programs. One of the benefits of speaking at conferences like these is the opportunity to hear first-hand about new fraud...

Guest Writer: Margaret Fulton

Whose Tax Payment Is It Anyway? Keeping up with fraudulent techniques is a daily activity at the New Hampshire Department of Revenue (''NHDRA''). NHDRA has, with the help of our embedded IT team and thought-provoking articles published via The Fraud of the Day, risen to...

A Storm of Stamps

When Hurricane Irene slammed into the coast of New Jersey in August 2011, it left many parts of the state a disaster with a tally of over two million homes without power, and subject to widespread flooding/wind damage. In an effort to assist the...

Double your Crime, Double the Time

So how much of a prison sentence should you get when you not only help people obtain unlawfully produced driver's licenses, but also provide this service exclusively to criminals? We've got double the trouble here, as a New Hampshire dynamic duo teamed up to...

Raise Your Hand if You Want Benefits!

Unemployment benefits can be a critical lifeline for those who find themselves in hard times and without a paycheck. In fact, these benefits helped keep 3.2 million Americans out of poverty in 2010. That's the good news. As with most things...
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