Saturday, September 22, 2018

Image is Everything

To pull off a scheme capable of stealing $205 million from Medicare, there's usually a multitude of players involved in a game that robs the elderly and the poor of medical benefits. An article posted on WPTV.com covers a man who was responsible for...

Fraud at a Distance

Distance learning is big business, and many accredited universities and learning institutions offer a variety of degrees and certificate programs online. The benefits of online programs are numerous, including convenience, flexibility, cost and choice. Distance learning students do not have to be physically present...

Faked Out

Some people have expensive taste, but can't afford to buy the real thing; so, they purchase knock-offs or counterfeit consumer goods that look almost identical to expensive name brand items. Whether the fake items are designer clothes, high-end purses, imitation Rolex watches or Cubic...

Kicking Back

The word ''kickback'' has several meanings. The most common social definition involves relaxing with friends or family, such as in, ''Why don't you come on over and let's kickback and watch a movie.'' Another definition of the word involves unethical behavior, such as when...

Taking Advantage of Company Perks

Company perks are great? Whether you have an office full of extensive coffee selections or complimentary gym memberships, the little ''extra'' is usually an enjoyable treat. For fraudsters, company perks may be a bit dangerous, especially when these individuals take things that aren't meant...

Obstructing Fraud

Employment tax fraud can occur when an employer fails to pay the federal government employment taxes, which include federal income tax withholding, Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes and unemployment taxes. There are multiple ways to commit employment tax fraud, but NBCnews.com reports on one...

Two New Yorkers Face Charges in Connection with Public Housing Fraud Cases

In life, there are things that we want, like great jobs and nice cars, and things that we need. At a minimum, the basic needs can be narrowed down to food, clothing and shelter. If you are lacking in one of those three key...

A Different Kind of Financial Cushion

Does making the effort to save money really count if that money is stolen? (Objectively speaking, no.) Last January, the New Jersey Attorney General's office published a press release that detailed how a young man is in trouble with the law after he ''inherited''...

Second Time Around

You would think that one jail term experience would be sufficient to encourage a fraudster to refrain from committing another crime. An article posted on NJ.com tells about the criminal acts of one man who managed to direct an unemployment insurance fraud scheme from...

Searching for Victims

Fraud always has victims. Whether unsuspecting targets are readily available or fraudsters have to work a little harder to find them, someone always gets hurt in the end. A story reported on NJ.com details how one repeat offender targeted elderly women to...
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