Monday, June 17, 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

No Integrity

To maintain the integrity of MaineCare, Maine’s Medicaid program, regular audits are performed to protect against fraud, waste and abuse. The healthcare program uses referrals,...

Paperwork Troubles

New York state’s Workers’ Compensation Board website has more than 200 forms associated with filing a claim. They range from the initial claimant form...

The Definition of Greed

Fraudsters are the epitome of greed. If you opened a dictionary to the word “greed,” you would find a picture of a Youngstown, Ohio,...

Double Dipping Dilemma

Just as double dipping is considered bad manners when at a party or in a restaurant, it’s also a bad idea to collect workers’...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Brace Yourself

Medical equipment supply companies depend on doctor referrals for a steady stream of business. Today, we take a look at the former CEO of...

Loud and Clear

The False Claims Act (FCA) came about in 1863 when Congress became concerned that suppliers serving the Union Army during the Civil War were...

Working at Not Having a Job

In order to legally collect unemployment benefits in California, an individual must have past earnings that meet certain minimum thresholds; be unemployed through no fault...

Lying in Wait

In 2017, 16.7 million people were impacted by identity theft, proving that it can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, profession or income...

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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 Tips for Protecting Yourself from Tax Refund Identity Fraud

  The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) states that 85 percent or more than 125 million American taxpayers file their taxes electronically. As we learned...

SNAP Fraud Hurts Those Most in Need

The federal government's SNAP program—what many people still refer to as "food stamps"—is a vital program that ensures millions of Americans have enough to...

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...