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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...

Like Mother, Like Brother

It's hard enough to steal unemployment benefits using your own identity. Attempting to use other people's identities to do so is a real effort – one that definitely isn't worth the risk – but some people are still willing to take it. Hartford Courant...

Dialing for Dollars

It's doubtful that the Pawtucket, Rhode Island, man who was caught collecting more than $7,000 in unemployment insurance while employed, had any idea that the state keeps a prosecutor on-staff solely for these types of cases. (Unfortunately for him, it does.) A press release...

Go to Prison, Get…Paid?

It takes some real nerve to fraudulently use the state as a source of income while it has you imprisoned. But that's exactly what a Massachusetts inmate was caught doing, according to a press release published by the Attorney General's office. The man first began...

The Many Faces of Unemployment Fraud

Many people have heard of unemployment fraud, but they may not be aware that it can take on so many different forms. When we think of UI fraud, we probably envision someone who is collecting unemployment but working "under the table" for cash, working...

A Little Off the Top

Money may not grow on trees, but that did not stop today's fraudster from trying to shave a little green off with his chainsaw. A recent piece by WCPO-Channel 9 details how an Ohio man was convicted for workers' compensation fraud and forgery after...

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