Thursday, December 14, 2017

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...

Guest Writer: Richard Ainsworth

Sales suppression, also known as skimming, is an old retail fraud. A businessman simply keeps two tills. He rings up some sales for the record, and other sales are either not rung up at all or handled through an open cash drawer. Technology has changed...

Taking a Gamble

To participate in Medicare fraud is to take a huge gamble. The odds of winning are not great as a former owner and manager of three Florida home health agencies can testify. The Medicare Strike Force successfully prosecuted him for his role in a...

Guest Writer: Suzanne Barber

Identity Management: Gain control over your personal data with IDWise Identity theft and fraud is growing – day by day, minute by minute. The news is filled with new data breaches and lost personal information to cyber criminals both here at home and abroad. As...

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...

Oh My Aching Back

Medicare does not cover the costs of massage therapy; however, it does pay for physical therapy when deemed medically necessary. The operator of several Los Angeles County rehabilitation clinics tried to skirt around Medicare's explicit rules in this area by claiming his patients had...

Memories Live On

When faced with death, it's hard to say goodbye to a loved one. But, survivors can be comforted by good memories of their dearly departed through pictures and personal items. A former New Jersey man continued to be reminded of his deceased wife each...

Lies and Omissions

Omission can be a mistake resulting from neglect or lack of proper attention. Or it can be deliberate (which makes it another form of lying.) A press release from the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General tells about a woman whose...

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...

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...
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