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Social Security and Income Fraud

Out of Sight, Out of the Government’s Mind

It’s not unheard of for a fraudster to steal funds or benefits from more than one government program at a time. All it takes is a little coordination and consistency across government applications so the bogus information appears real. (They figure that if the...

Some Strings Attached

The Social Security Administration (SSA) presents a sobering statistic about becoming disabled. Apparently, more than one in four of today’s 20-year-olds is expected to become disabled before reaching the age of 67. Thankfully, the SSA can help in the event an individual becomes unable...

Bad Acting

Good actors can make you believe they are actually experiencing what their character is going through. They also have the ability to surprise their audience. A couple from Montgomery, Alabama starred in a government-funded Social Security fraud scheme, but did not bring home an...

Flirting with Fraud

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to disabled or blind adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI also provides monthly benefits for individuals 65-years-old and older who are not disabled, but meet the financial limits. A...

Family Heritage

Social Security benefits are synonymous with economic security for millions of Americans. Beneficiaries include those who are retired, disabled, or the families of retired, disabled or deceased workers. Today’s fraud article tells the story of a Charleston, West Virginia man, who committed Social Security...

Feigning Fraudsters

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides financial assistance for individuals who can no longer work due to a physical or mental disability or unexpected illness. It also pays benefits to spouses and children provided that the person has worked long enough to have paid...

O Fraud, Where Is Thy Sting?

Beekeeping does not come without danger, and neither does fraud. Today’s article combines both to create a sticky situation for a Stafford, Virginia man who committed Social Security disability fraud by lying about his ability to work.

Half Full or Half Empty?

When asked if a glass is half empty or half full, there can be two answers to the question. Pessimists tend to see the glass half empty, while optimists see it 50 percent full. When applying that reasoning to half-truths, you get something a...

Confined by Fraud

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to disabled adults and children with limited income and resources. But there are a few things that applicants must reveal when filling out the form to qualify for benefits. A Malden, Massachusetts woman left...

Roaming Buffalos

A Buffalo, New York man has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the Social Security Administration (SSA) concerning his eligibility to receive disability benefits. The man engaged in Social Security fraud by knowingly and illegitimately claiming benefits while out of the country...
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