Friday, December 15, 2017

Falsifying Family Ties

One questionable parenting technique? Exploiting your kids for government services, as did one New York mom, who falsely claimed to the state's Department of Social Services that she had her two children in her custody. The Batavian reports that the woman successfully enrolled in...

Culture Shock or Shocking Fraud?

Listen to this Story The United States is far from alone in having government benefits programs, but immigrants must still navigate different customs and procedures here than in the countries of their previous residences. Inadvertent mistakes happen. So does...

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...

Cleaning Up through Fraud

Listen to this Story It seems like all fraudsters are in search of a way to clean up. In other words, they want the big pay off without doing the work. Today's Fraud of the Day, courtesy of...

Bad Hair Day

Supposedly, a ''bad hair day'' can determine how your day goes. (If you feel like every hair is in place, your confidence is automatically boosted; however, if it's rainy outside and your coiffure tends to frizz, you may need to hide your hairdo under...

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...

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...

Signed, Sealed and No Longer Concealed

Fraudsters are masters at concealing things. (They know how to keep incriminating evidence out of sight and bury fraudulent details so that it is difficult to detect when a crime has occurred.) An article published in The Times Union tells about a couple who...

In High Demand

It's important to have confidence as a business owner. If you present yourself as competent and knowledgeable, you will have a good chance at being successful as long as the product or service you are selling is legal and in high demand. An article...

Fueling Fraud

Criminals commit fraudulent acts for all sorts of reasons. They may be under financial pressure, need to support an addictive habit or just because they can. A story posted on Syracuse.com tells the story of the widow of a murdered pizzeria owner and an...
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