Sunday, November 18, 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...

Controlling the Purse Strings

The person who controls the purse strings within a business decides how the money is spent. It is a position of power and one...

Misclassified

When filling out official paperwork that is ultimately submitted to a government agency, it’s really important to get the facts straight. (Otherwise, the errors...

Carte Blanche

There are many things to consider when choosing a business partner. Before entering into a business venture, it’s important to join forces with someone...

The Dark Side

A recent study suggests that 25 percent of Bitcoin users are associated with illegal activity. Today’s fraudster from Illinois fits into that category. He...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Fair Share

It’s expensive to hire employees, but you can’t run a company without a workforce. In addition to benefits like medical insurance, vacation, sick leave...

No Recollection

Today’s article explains a fraud case involving a lack of recollection. A Sugar Land, Texas nurse apparently did not recall the rules and regulations...

One That Didn’t Get Away

You’ve probably heard someone tell a whale of a story about an encounter with a fish that got away. On the flip side, we...

Hammering Out the Details

Social Security disability benefits are paid to individuals who have become disabled prior to retirement age and are unable to work. Beneficiaries qualify to...

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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...

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...

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...