Friday, December 15, 2017

Feeling the Pain of Fraud

It 's very important to monitor a patient during and after surgery. From the time that patients are put under anesthesia and wake up post-surgery, they need to be monitored. A Georgia doctor, who was responsible for performing surgical monitoring services billed multiple federal...

Busy as a Bee

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to those who have a medical condition that meets the agency 's definition of disability and who have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Qualified beneficiaries who are unable to work for a year or...

Improvements in Identify Theft and Tax Fraud Detection Capabilities for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made great strides in detecting tax refund fraud. As of March 4, 2017, the IRS reported that it had identified and confirmed 14,068 fraudulent tax returns involving identity theft and prevented the issuance of $91.9 million in fraudulent...

Getting What Is Deserved

Hospice services are intended to help a person who has a terminal illness be more comfortable in their final days. During this difficult time as families plan for the death of their loved one, they rely upon hospice to help negotiate the inevitable. A...

Taking Advantage of Granny

It's common to hear about fraudsters who take advantage of deceased family members to collect government benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General reports that in 2015, 529 deceased payee fraud cases were closed and 210 payee fraud cases led...

The Heart of the Matter

What lies at the heart of all fraud is the desire to enrich one's own life at the expense of others. In an elaborate and sophisticated tax fraud scheme, a restaurant owner in Arizona used illegal aliens and the federal government to amass a...

Endangering Lives

The government takes fraud very seriously, especially when it involves endangering the lives of American citizens. For more than six years, a Florida dermatologist operated a sophisticated scheme to steal $49 million from two government medical benefits programs – Medicare and Tricare. In the...

Up-Charge

There are many types of salesmen known for luring customers in with an offer that can't be refused. Before you know it, you have agreed to buy a product with more features than you need and you've paid an up-charge that has busted your...

Boomerang

A boomerang – a curved flat piece of wood designed to return to the thrower – was once used as a weapon to hunt down dinner or to attack an approaching enemy. A man, who could be described as a human boomerang, had previously...

Zombies at Work

It is commonly said that the only things we can be certain of in this world are death and taxes. But today's ''Fraud of the Day'' raises a question about the uncertainty of fraudulent tax returns using the stolen identities of the deceased. A...
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