Thursday, August 22, 2019

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...

Homewrecker

The Heart of the Matter

Free Ride

A free ride can turn into a very expensive ride when those who commit fraud against government benefits programs get caught.

Taking Advantage of the Worker

A San Diego-based fraud ring cheated the California workers’ compensation system and private insurance companies out of more than $200 million in a massive...

A (not so) Caring Company

Fraud in the home healthcare fields appears to be on the rise as the industry grapples with a shortage of workers.

Biding Time

While fraudsters are generally selfish and greedy people, they tend to be very patient when orchestrating a scam. A San Francisco Bay area resident...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Blank Check

Giving someone a blank check is like giving them financial freedom. The recipient fills in the dollar amount and the owner of the checking...

Good Friends

In today’s “Fraud of the Day” article, we take a look at a patient recruiter from South Florida who referred Medicare beneficiaries to a...

Party On

Four men in Lansing, Mich., who used their Speedwagon party store to defraud the federal food stamp program became familiar with a paddywagon after...

No Drugs Dispensed

A federal jury in Los Angeles, California found a pharmacy owner guilty for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme involving more than...

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Reducing Identity Theft Refund Fraud

Combatting tax refund identity fraud is a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The agency's website reports that through November of 2015,...

5 Technology Trends Agencies Use to Combat Tax Refund Identity Fraud

Deborah Smith, MBA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Former Executive Director, Personal and Business Taxes, Ohio Department of Taxation Thanks to advances in technology, tax return preparation and...

Keeping Your Tax Identity Safe

With all the focus on the holidays and the excitement at this time of year, the last thing most people are thinking about is...

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...