Tuesday, June 19, 2018

What is Unemployment Fraud?

More than 7 million people collect unemployment benefits annually, while the government pays out billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment claims. How can this type of fraud be stopped? Watch this video to understand how unemployment fraud is commonly committed, see who is usually...

Driving Away with Fraud

Each state has a program that provides unemployment benefits to eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own. A man in Rhode Island collected more than $15,000 in benefits he did not deserve while simultaneously working multiple jobs. (That would definitely...

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

There are three ways fraudsters usually commit unemployment fraud on purpose. One way is to fill out the application with false information. Another way is to be lazy and don't look for a job. Lastly, just ignore the requirement to report income if actually...

Some Fraudsters Never Learn

There are people who make mistakes, but learn from them. Then there are fraudsters, who sometimes repeatedly commit the same illegal acts, but never learn that they will eventually be caught and prosecuted...again and again. One repeat offender from Rhode Island didn't learn from her...

All the World’s a Stage

William Shakespeare's dramatic monologue that begins with ''All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players'' presents the stages of man from birth until death. A fraudster, who used a dramatic plan to create fake event production companies, discovered he...

Avoidance Never Pays Off

Fraudsters are pretty good avoiders. They generally shun earning an honest living and admitting guilt when caught. While today's ''Fraud of the Day'' is about a Nebraska man who actually did work, he lied about the fact he was working and then sidestepped admitting...

History Repeats Itself

History tends to repeat itself. While many fraudsters can learn from their mistakes, there are some who often return to old patterns of behavior. A Connecticut man who was gainfully employed by a restaurant, repeated his mistake from a decade earlier and tried to...

Triple-Dipping

When you think of triple-dipping, perhaps ice cream cones with your favorite flavors come to mind. A Chicago Tribune story tells about how a man triple-dipped by stealing unemployment benefits from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RI-DLT) while working two other...

Oh…the Irony

Isn't it ironic how some fraudsters will work very hard to carry off a scam, but earning an honest living is not an option? Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' focuses on a married couple who told multiple lies about their employment situation, then got...

Define ”Unemployed”…

I've said it once and I'll say it again: Being unemployed as a result of incarceration does not entitle you to collect welfare. (But some people just won't listen!) According to a press release published by the Nevada Attorney General's office, a Las Vegas...

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