Thursday, December 14, 2017

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...

Guest Writer: Geoffrey Slagle

Most fraud is committed through deceitful acts motivated by monetary gain. Although fraudulent crimes involving government benefits or taxes can create enormous headaches for victims, costing taxpayers time and money to rectify, the stakes can be even higher for identity theft and fraud. Not...

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...

Hanging Up on Fraud

We live in a day and age when wireless devices outnumber the U.S. population. Even though we are more connected than ever, we tend to take communication for granted and forget that millions of low-income people can't afford phone service. The Federal...

Violation of Trust

When a patient pays a visit to the doctor, they trust they will receive a correct diagnosis and a solution that will make them feel better. (Patients do not expect to be used by their physicians as pawns to steal money from their medical...

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...

Tax Refund Fraudsters Use SSA’s Death Index to Steal Kids’ Identities

Have you ever heard of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Death Master File? It is the latest tool used by fraudsters to steal identities. According to a report by Scripps Howard News Service, ''Crooks are pocketing fraudulent tax refunds after filing returns with personal...

Tax Refund Scam Costs Taxpayers Billions

If you are a regular reader of ''Fraud of the Day,'' you know that identity theft and tax refund fraud often go hand-in-hand. It's pretty straightforward? identity thieves steal law-abiding taxpayers' Social Security numbers and use them to file phony tax returns. And it's...
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