Friday, December 15, 2017

Putting a Foot Down on Fraud

There are three common ways that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or food stamp fraud occurs. SNAP fraud can happen when benefits are exchanged for cash; retailers lie when applying to be readmitted to participate in the program; and, an applicant can lie about...

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...

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...

Smoke Screen

Criminals are usually pretty good at creating smoke screens. (They strive to cover up their deceptive activities so that their ruse cannot be detected at first glance.) An article published by The Argus Leader tells the story of a former CEO of a community-based...

A Circus of Ring Leaders

Signing up for college classes can be a tedious process. The stress of picking the right classes, the right times and the right teachers may seem like a lot to juggle for some students. For a couple fraudulent ring leaders in South Carolina, signing...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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