Monday, October 22, 2018

FRAUD OF THE WEEK – Last 5 Days

Death Fraud

Food stamp fraud is big business, and an increase in investigations has revealed that a large portion of this type of fraud occurs due...

Maybe They Won’t Notice

Medical advancements in recent decades have contributed to Americans living longer. The U.S. Census Bureau states that the number of people age 65 and...

The Least of His Problems

Tree trimming can be dangerous business. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that grounds maintenance workers, which tree trimming falls under, have a fatality...

Lots of Red Flags

Red flags are anything that stands out from the ordinary. (They usually signify that something is amiss.) Today’s fraud spotlight shines on a man,...

Anyone and Everyone

As of June 2018, more than 66 million individuals were enrolled in Medicaid. As approximately one-sixth of the national healthcare economy, it’s easy to...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Pill Mill Thrill

Fraudsters get a thrill out of stealing from others. Otherwise, they wouldn’t keep doing it. (The constant source of illegitimate income is also attractive.)...

Fairy Tale

Fairy tales provide endless opportunities for children to use their imagination. They can also be regarded as a fabricated story, one that is intended...

Running Out of Gas

There is one primary thing that fuels fraud – greed. The former head of operations for a small Aleppo, Pennsylvania oil-and-gas company had plenty...

The Doctor Will See You Now

Doctor visits are expensive in terms of time and money. It’s not uncommon to arrive on time for an appointment, then be kept waiting...

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Improvements in Identify Theft and Tax Fraud Detection Capabilities for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made great strides in detecting tax refund fraud. As of March 4, 2017, the IRS reported that it...

The Importance of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Deborah Smith, MBA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Former Executive Director, Personal and Business Taxes, Ohio Department of Taxation Tax season has arrived. In addition to collecting and...

Government Identity Theft Is Dropping…Or Is It?

When consumers hear about identity theft, their minds may instantly go to their credit cards or their bank accounts. And to be honest, the...

Getting Taxpayers the Money they are Owed, Quickly without Identity Fraud

The Kentucky Department of Revenue's (DOR) job is not just to collect taxes, but to get taxpayers the money they are owed as quickly...