Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Without Consent

Listen to this Story When someone is confused about their taxes or otherwise needs help with filing, they might seek assistance from family members. This type of support is permissible. (As long as no information on the tax filing is fraudulent, of course.)The Huntington News...

A Swipe Away from Demolition

Some would say a credit card holds more power than many wish to carry. It is all too tempting to see an item and purchase it just by quickly running the credit card through the machine. The consequence of acting on the urge to...

Engineering a Way to Jail

How does an engineer get to jail? No, this isn't one of those funny jokes with a clever ending, though I'm tempted to say, ''Wire Fraud!'? Today's Fraud of the Day is based on an article from The Herald-Dispatch which describes ho? a West...

Prison Time for Pocketing Mom’s Federal Pension

Every kid gets into a little bit of trouble from time to time. Some talk back to their elders, some act out and still others take things from kids that don't belong to them. Most grow out of these bad behaviors –...

Prison and Restitution for Tax Refund Fraud

Between now and April, millions of Americans will file their tax returns. Unfortunately for some, fraudsters will beat them to the punch and steal their hard-earned cash. As with most things in life, knowledge is power – Americans need information about how fraudsters will...

Cheese to Blame?

Wisconsin, famous for its milk and cheese, has found itself facing problems in its food stamps program, known as FoodShare. According to the Associated Press, an audit report by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau flagged about 330 purchases made by 150 recipients of the...

Crooks Defrauding Crooks

Some days you're the windshield and some days you're the bug. Today's fraud report is about a man who tried have it all and get rich by committing tax refund fraud and now has plenty of time to think about his actions. According to...

Big Government: In Jail and Getting Unemployment? Yep.

The Big Government Blog article states that, ''According to an official in the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) about 75-135 jailed individuals receive unemployment insurance on a monthly basis.'' It also mentions that the DWD Deputy Administrator Andrea Reid deemed about half of...
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