Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tyranny of Fraud

A tyrant can be defined as someone in a position of authority who uses his or her power in a harmful way. Fraud is tyrannous and – when it comes to government benefits fraud – it usually starts out with someone who uses...

Easy Come, Easy Go

We all know that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. And, tax season is upon us. (It's better than the alternative.) It's time to watch out for tax refund and identity fraudsters. That's a message at least 240 people probably...

Nailing Fraud

Construction sites are typically full of large machines, nails scattered in the dirt and caution signs. There's a lot of scraping and banging as things are being built. While men and women with hard hats and neon vests bob in and out of building...

Looking for a Free Ride? How about a Lift to Prison?

Fraudsters are basically looking for a free ride. How else can we account for fraudsters like the one in today's Fraud of the Day from the Times Record News about a defendant involved in an unemployment fraud scheme? The article reports that a defendant was...

A Mother’s Love

We all know that our caregivers shape us. Oftentimes, parents and guardians give everything to their children, perhaps even when they're long gone. Well, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Social Security Administration (SSA), one 80 year-old...

80-Year-Old Man Charged with Stealing His Mother’s Social Security Benefits

Every time we get a paycheck, we see that Uncle Sam has deducted a small percentage. That money – our Social Security – is put away until we retire. There are lots of rules surrounding the Social Security program, but one thing is certain?...

A Taxing Pyramid Scheme

Whenever you think of a pyramid scheme, you tend to think about product gimmicks out to take advantage of the not-so-savvy consumer – eventually reeling them in to sell the product themselves. Well here's a new one. Now pyramid schemes are going so far...

Just Another Day at the Supermarket

Ok – you've got your grocery list in-check and have finally made time for the trip to the supermarket. The question is? where are you going to buy groceries? You could opt for proximity – it is always a pain to drive further than...

Tax Refund Fraudster Sent to Prison and Ordered to Pay $3.4 Million in Restitution

Lots of taxpayers would love to drive a luxury car and own a fancy house in a nice neighborhood. Apart from winning the lottery, most people expect to work hard to acquire the ''good life.'? According to an article posted on ABC24.com, a Memphis,...
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