Saturday, May 26, 2018

Soldiers Feel Financial Burden of Tax Refund Fraud

Today we have an example of a woman who stole and exploited soldiers' identities to make a quick buck. (Well, $65,356.84, to be exact.) According to a press release published by the U.S. Attorney's office, a Maryland woman abused her access to soldiers' personally...

Booming Business in Fraud

TNT might be a dynamite name for a business—until it blows up in your face. Believe it or not, TNT Taxes is the name of a firm that advertised tax preparation services specializing in individual taxes and ''amendments,'' according to a report by the...

Cashing In On Identity Fraud

The idea behind a check cashing business is pretty easy to understand. If someone does not have a bank account, they can visit a check cashing store; endorse the check, and present identification to immediately receive cash back less a transaction fee. It's also...

Corrupt Care

There is a certain level of trust involved in committing to an assisted living facility (ALF), whether one is seeking care for him or herself, or they are seeking care for a loved one. Lists of questions arise during the search for an ALF,...

Headed to the Slammer

Oh, sweet home Alabama. This is the heart of Dixie – full of pride and the Crimson Tide. And, now – according to today's Fraud of the Day from WSFA – tax refund and identity fraud. Fear not, the story has a happy ending...Alabama...

Hobbies in Handcuffs

Everyone has some type of hobby they find interesting. Hobbies range from following sports teams to building model trains to hiking and beyond. According to a CBS Miami Online article, the world of hobbies has accepted a new contender? fraud. One Miami woman found...

A Game of Fraud

Did you have a favorite sport when you were growing up? Or, maybe you were the star of your chess team? Whether your activity was basketball, football, chess – or some other team activity, it is widely understood that experience participating as a member...

When in Doubt, Fraud it Out

Do you ever get that feeling like you shouldn't have to do something? Sometimes there's just no explanation for why you shouldn't have to do it – sometimes you just feel like you should be able to play by a different set of rules....

Social Media #FAIL

For those who do not actively participate in social media, here's what you need to know: websites exist that allow individuals to post comments about their lifestyle via pictures and messages, while following the postings of other users. From time to time, some users...

Was there an Accountant in Gen Pop?

Some people just can't catch a break. You almost have to feel bad for most people. Almost. According to NewsHerald.com, an inmate being held by Florida's correctional system is scheduled for release on July 20. Not one second of fresh...
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