Saturday, February 22, 2020

FRAUD OF THE WEEK – Last 5 Days

Homewrecker

Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas announced a shutdown of a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation with the filing of charges against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and business owners.

Death Fraud

The Heart of the Matter

Gross Misconduct

Tricky Trucker

One of the most common ways for people to commit fraud against workers’ compensation programs is to keep working in some other capacity while...

No Ride Share

Access to healthcare, or lack thereof, is a major nationwide policy discussion that usually centers around a patient’s ability to pay. Another factor that...

Paybacks for Kickbacks

Some fraudsters seek to get rich by filing false claims with insurance companies, thinking they are only hurting a big corporation, rather than stealing...

Eyes and Ears on the Lookout

Prosecutors are cracking down on health care practitioners who defraud state Medicaid programs. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is giving stern warnings to those...

FEDERAL FRAUD

No Defense for Ignorance

There is a saying that ignorance of the law is no excuse for committing a crime. A grandmother from Massachusetts will soon find out...

Genetic Testing Gone Bad

A Pennsylvania lab owner is pleading guilty to charges around a Medicare fraud scheme that yielded approximately $60 million in reimbursements to his labs...

How It All Played Out

The Washington, DC-based Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) was founded to promote morale, welfare, and quality of life for military families. Instead, AFF’s former president...

Customer Disservice

A judge recently sentenced a California-based Social Security Administration employee to 15 months in federal prison for committing Social Security fraud. She must also...

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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...

What Does Fraud Actually Do to its Victims?

In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week (November 12-18), a worldwide event which serves to get the word out about fraud and its related crimes, organizations are working to help consumers and businesses understand not just the things they can do to minimize their risk of identity theft, but also the very serious ways that being a victim can hurt you. For more than a decade, the Identity Theft Resource Center has compiled the Identity Theft: The Aftermath report, which surveys victims who have previously contacted the nonprofit organization about their identity theft problems.

Knowledge is Power. Protect Your Personal and Financial Information.

In this day and age, tax fraud and identity theft is a business. Unfortunately, there are people that make a career out of defrauding...