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Laying Low

When trying to get away with a crime, it is pretty important to lay low so as not to raise anyone's suspicions. A story posted on FoxNews.com tells about one college student's unusual behavior that tipped off authorities to a tax refund fraud scheme...

Deep-Sixing Fraud

It's pretty atrocious when a fraudster takes advantage of a deceased person's identification to collect undeserved government benefits, but when someone uses their own family members to line their pockets with cash, that's pretty low too. An article published by the Knoxville News Sentinel...

Back to School Scam

Just as students have to compete against each other to gain admittance into their educational institutions of choice, universities, colleges and trade schools also compete to attract the best students. One key benefit that prospective students look for when choosing a school is the...

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match

Who doesn't like to hear a good love story? It's always interesting to find out how a couple met – whether through a personal introduction, online dating or even by chance. Love is risky business, and it can be difficult to make a connection...

Unemployed Inmates

'Step right up, folks? Read all about it? Inmates are receiving unemployment benefits while behind bars!'? Could you imagine if that piece of news were true? Oh wait, it may be. An article on WSMV.com begins to get to the bottom of it and...

The Scientific Process of Student Loan Fraud

During the years of grade school and college, test day likely produced anxiety and dread in students. Whether you stayed up all night studying or never opened the book, the moment that test was placed on your desk, it was ''game on.'? According to...

A Multiple Offender

You know that old saying, ''If you cheat once, you're likely to do it again?'? This advice is extremely relevant to the fraud scene; with people finding new ways to commit fraud, it's no wonder they will ''learn from their mistakes'' and try again....

Lyin’ Hard for the Money

The Associated Press recently caught wind of a man and a woman in South Carolina who were discovered collecting unemployment benefits, despite their gainful employment. According to the report and a news release by the state's Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW), the two collected...

Busy Behind Bars

Jail birds usually have a structured scheduled? wake up for head count, eat, go to work or cells, eat, head count and bed. That routine doesn't leave much time for extra-curricular activities, for example tax refund fraud. For one South Carolina prisoner, a little...
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