Wednesday, May 22, 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...

Discreet

Getting old is definitely not for sissies. Some old age issues include aches and pains, memory loss, and mobility issues, not to mention incontinence...

A Little Here, A Little There

Medicaid is the single largest payer for mental health services in the United States with nearly 12 million visits to U.S. hospital emergency departments....

A Word to the Unwise

Here’s a word or two to the unwise who try to get away with workers’ compensation fraud. When a workers’ compensation agency comes knocking on...

Brace Yourself

Medicaid not only provides affordable medical coverage to adults, children, pregnant women, low-income families, and elderly and disabled individuals, but also dental and orthodontic treatment...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Scapegoat

A food stamp fraud scheme involving a specialty food shop located in the Findlay Market area of Cincinnati is the focus of today’s fraud...

Don’t Blow It

The National Hurricane Center reports that Hurricane Sandy formed in the central Caribbean on October 22, 2012 and tracked north through Jamaica, eastern Cuba and...

Life Lessons

Life can teach some hard lessons. The bottom line is that life can be difficult, especially when an individual continues to make bad decisions....

Self-licking Ice Cream Cone

Fraud within federal healthcare programs costs taxpayers billions of dollars annually and can put the health and welfare of beneficiaries at risk. The Centers...

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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...

What Does Fraud Actually Do to its Victims?

In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week (November 12-18), a worldwide event which serves to get the word out about fraud and its related crimes, organizations are working to help consumers and businesses understand not just the things they can do to minimize their risk of identity theft, but also the very serious ways that being a victim can hurt you. For more than a decade, the Identity Theft Resource Center has compiled the Identity Theft: The Aftermath report, which surveys victims who have previously contacted the nonprofit organization about their identity theft problems.

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...