Saturday, February 24, 2018

What a Rip-off

There is no shortage of fraudsters trying to rip off government benefits programs. Add in a natural disaster and the number of criminals lining up to take what is not theirs gets even longer. An article published in Convenience Store and Fuel News reports...

This Place is a Zoo

It seems like the unemployment office can be a real zoo. With the New York State Comptroller's Office stopping $90,000 in unemployment checks (being sent to people on vacation...erm...what?), it seems that the animals are clawing at their cages. According to the...

School of Hard Knocks

It can be hard to make ends meet when first launching a career. Salaries are usually low in the beginning, and some people find it necessary to have more than one job to keep ahead of the creditors. An article published on SILive.com follows...

Physical Therapy, Occupational Fraud

Listen to this Story The owners and operators of medical clinics should be in business to provide essential treatments and services to people who need them. Unfortunately, according to a story in Capital New York, one woman who owned...

Stamp of Disapproval

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp program, provides federal aid to approved beneficiaries with little or no income living within the U.S. (Tax dollars subsidize specific food purchases at approved retail food stores.) An article posted on Syracuse.com...

False Advertising

False advertising is an unethical sales tactic used to encourage consumers to engage in a transaction they might otherwise pass up. As reported in the Times Ledger, today's ''Fraud of the Day'' describes how a doctor in New York used false advertising to...

Second-hand Fraud

It has been said that one man's trash is another man's treasure. (This makes sense when talking about flea markets, but not so much when considering unused prescriptions.) An article posted on TheIslandNow.com tells the story of a New York pharmacist who defrauded Medicare,...

Undercover Surveillance

When you think of surveillance, a non-descript white van or black sedan with tinted windows parked by the curb might come to mind. While a story reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle doesn't exactly give details on how the surveillance was conducted, however,...

Put On Your Big Boy Pants

The phrase ''put on your big boy pants'' most commonly means that it is time to grow up and act like a responsible adult. An article published in The Buffalo News tells about two brothers who acted irresponsibly as the operators of their family-owned...

The Price is Wrong

We've all seen or heard of the popular game show ''The Price is Right.'? This daytime show, famous for the big spinning wheel and the phrase ''come on down,'' is now a large reason why one fraudster in North Carolina may face prison time....
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