Wednesday, November 25, 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

Gambling with Others’ Futures

A Rhode Island resident has been convicted of Medicaid fraud and ordered to pay $21,797.61 in restitution to the state of Rhode Island. Brian...

A Fraudster by Any Other Name

The scary thing about fraudsters is that they are often the people you’d be least likely to expect, like your boss or the girl...

Signed, Sealed, Sentenced

Today’s fraud story is about a New Jersey doctor who took advantage of hundreds of postal service employees so that his medical practice could...

An Inside Job

The most common perpetrator of a healthcare fraud scheme is someone within the healthcare profession. This is the case in today’s fraud story, which...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Silent Partner

The Department of Justice works collaboratively with local law enforcement and national law enforcement agencies to detect and prosecute healthcare fraud schemes that cross...

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...

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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...

The Many Faces of Unemployment Fraud

Many people have heard of unemployment fraud, but they may not be aware that it can take on so many different forms. When we...

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...