Saturday, May 26, 2018

Take Care

Registered nurses (RNs) perform a variety of duties for their patients, including performing physical exams, taking health histories, giving medication, and taking care of wounds just to name a few. They are also responsible for understanding important health information and making critical decisions about...

A Big Machine

Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) schemes are commonly operated by large criminal enterprises involving many individuals completing different tasks at multiple levels. A Massachusetts woman was recently caught for carrying out a $1.3 million SIRF scheme involving the cashing of fraudulent tax refund checks. The...

In the Grand Scheme of Things

A sentence of 32 years is a long time to spend behind bars. You would think that amount of punishment would motivate a criminal to be on good behavior with the hopes of an early release. Not so for today 's fraudster, who was...

Supermarket Special

Today, shoppers can accomplish multiple tasks at their local supermarket, while saving time and money. Shoppers can pick up everything they need for a tasty meal, fill a prescription, and even withdraw money or deposit a check at their bank branch located near 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...

There’s No Substitute for Hard Work

There are occasions when it's o.k. to have a substitute. For example, when a teacher is sick it is acceptable to bring in a substitute teacher to lead a class until the regular teacher can return. (But when emergency services are involved, you don't...

What Does Fraud Actually Do to its Victims?

In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week (November 12-18), a worldwide event which serves to get the word out about fraud and its related crimes, organizations are working to help consumers and businesses understand not just the things they can do to minimize their risk of identity theft, but also the very serious ways that being a victim can hurt you. For more than a decade, the Identity Theft Resource Center has compiled the Identity Theft: The Aftermath report, which surveys victims who have previously contacted the nonprofit organization about their identity theft problems.

IRS, States and Tax Industry Ask for Public’s Help to Fight Identity Theft

Guest Writers: John Koskinen, Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service Gale Garriott, Executive Director, Federation of Tax Administrators With tax season underway and millions of families expecting refunds, the entire tax community is working together to fight back against tax-related identity theft. The time is now to protect your...

The Truth about Lying

Never lie to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (Falsifying information about your earnings is not a good idea at all.) A New Hartford businessman tried to avoid paying taxes by reporting incorrect earnings on his business tax returns, but eventually, the IRS caught him...

Paybacks are Painful

Fraudsters who target government benefit programs often think that they are entitled to receive assistance even though they do not qualify. (When they don't get what they want, they will often seek revenge by stealing benefits from others who actually deserve them.) A Wisconsin...
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