Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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

Sounds Like Fraud

The Heart of the Matter

An Attorney, Pharmacist, and Sales Representative Walk into a Courtroom

Healthcare fraud rarely involves a singular fraudster. Usually, a ringleader and several co-conspirators are involved in any given case. (Fraudsters like to help each...

Phishing for Elderly Victims

Senior citizens are susceptible to fraud because they are more likely to fall for phishing schemes. (We’re not talking about fishing here. Phishing is...

COVID Feature: A Fraud Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has severely impacted the ability of small businesses to retain employees and families to make ends meet. The federal government enacted...

A Sucker for Fraud

Unemployment insurance provides benefits and wage replacement through the state to those who are unable to secure employment through no fault of their own....

FEDERAL FRAUD

A 27-Year “Mistake”

An Ohio man pleaded guilty in 2019 to Social Security Fraud after spending his mother’s social security checks for 27 years after she died…...

A Storm of a Lie

Wherever there is a disaster, it seems there is someone trying to cash in on it. But, what most fraudsters don’t realize is that...

When Lying is a Felony

There are lies, and then there are lies. Given the subject, some are a way to spare someone’s feelings; others are a lapse in...

Guardian Demon

Court-appointed guardians and conservators are entrusted to protect the personal and financial interests of those they represent. Instead, one Washington guardian betrayed this trust...

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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...

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...

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...