Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Stamp of Disapproval

Fraudsters will use family members to accomplish their crime if they are desperate enough. A story reported in the Rutland Herald tells about a father who used his daughter's signature to defraud the government of approximately $10,000. The article states that the man's...

Not Legit

Criminals take great effort to make their fraudulent activities look legitimate. An article in The Pittsburg Post-Gazette describes the case of a convenience store owner involved in a scheme to bilk the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) out of thousands of dollars from...

Facing Fraud

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly $11 billion was spent on more than 10 million cosmetic procedures during 2012. How far will someone go to fund the cost of these procedures (which cost a mint)? United Press International (UPI) posted...

Bad Apples

Knowing our ancestry can help us to learn more about ourselves. For instance, maybe there's a combination between your love for hiking and the fact that your great uncle grew up in the Swiss Alps. Perhaps your mother's great uncle's great grandmother has a...

Social Security for Two

It's easy to get things in ''twos'' – a table for two, a bottle of wine for two and even fraud for two. While it's probably better to share a bottle of wine, after a short wait for a table for two, one couple...

Worth the Cost

There are times in life where you have to stop and ask yourself? ''Is this worth the cost?'' Perhaps you are purchasing a new car, or maybe you have decided to end a relationship for a new start. Regardless, it's always good to weigh...

Home Is Where the Fraud Is

We've all heard the expression: ''home is where the heart is.'' For most of us, this sentiment rings true. A home provides a sense of security and shelter. But, times are tough, and not everyone is able to afford housing to meet these needs. That's...

Who Lives Here?

Have you ever run into a landlord that doesn't seem to be telling you the truth? Whether the ceiling is leaking or the heater is busted in February, it seems like some landlords refuse to take care of the situation. Landlords, who are less...

Food Stamp ATM

Do you ever take for granted the convenience of an ATM? With one quick swipe of a card and by punching four digits, you have your bank at your disposal. A Pennsylvania fraudster picked up on this convenience and set up her own food...

How Many People Live at Your House?

Everyone has needs – the most basic being food, clothing and shelter. Today's Fraud of the Day from the Pocono Record, addresses a potential case of fraud involving the last of these three needs? shelter. The article reports that a low income housing resident has...
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