Saturday, January 23, 2021

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

Hit Head On

Issaac Newton supposedly discovered gravity when he was sitting under a tree and an apple fell on his head. A modern-day comparison could be...

COVID Feature: Caught, Charged, Convicted, and Sentenced

Can you believe that it has been nearly a year since Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act? (Either time...

Take Off the White Coat

A Florida doctor has pleaded guilty to more than 50 counts of healthcare fraud after admitting to actively deceiving patients and performing unnecessary medical...

Dental Hero Turns Sour

Denver “Dickie” Tackett, who has practiced dentistry for more than 30 years, and is considered something of a saint in his hometown of McDowell,...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Young and Wicked

Elderly people are one of the most common demographics targeted by fraudsters because they are seen as more vulnerable and easier to exploit. Fraudsters...

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...

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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 Technology Trends Agencies Use to Combat Tax Refund Identity Fraud

Deborah Smith, MBA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Former Executive Director, Personal and Business Taxes, Ohio Department of Taxation Thanks to advances in technology, tax return preparation 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...