Sunday, April 5, 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

Sounds Like Fraud

Exploiting Laborers – and Healthcare Services

Worker’s Compensation Insurance fraud often calls to mind employees who fake or exaggerate an injury to claim benefits—but there are also plenty of fraudsters...

Peddling COVID-19 Fraud Out of Truck

Fraudsters never rest, it seems, especially when fear and desperation are in the air. With much of the public panicking over the health implications...

Targeting COVID-19 Fraud in Pennsylvania

There’s no emergency sufficiently dire nor human tragedy great enough to deter scammers from trying to cash in on them. That’s evident in the...

Two Plead Guilty in $87 Million Home Health Fraud

Two Pennsylvania women are the latest to plead guilty in a Medicaid fraud scheme that has 16 people facing prison sentences and hefty fines...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Government Push-Back on COVID-19 Scams

Like worms emerging after a rainstorm, a crisis like the Coronavirus pandemic quickly draws a wide array of unscrupulous opportunists to prey on public...

COVID-19 Scam Investments

With stock performance tumbling in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, companies providing virus treatment or testing might seem like a sure thing to worried...

Fraud After Fraud

It takes chutzpah to try and pull off a $2.2 million Medicare fraud scheme; it takes chutzpah and a big old dose of dumb...

Pay-to-Stay Scheme

Fraudsters typically steal from government programs by lying on official documents or paying kickbacks for benefits. In the case of immigration fraud, fraudsters find...

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