Saturday, December 15, 2018

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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...

Your Diagnosis: A Complete Lack of Shame

If you frequent this website, you know that there are some pretty shameless fraud schemes out there. But of all the heartless schemes, profiting...

Falling Through the Cracks

The Michigan Department of Education’s Child Development and Care program helps low-income families afford day care costs, so they can keep working. While several...

Doubly Deceptive

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids each day. To...

Save Now, Pay Later

California requires all employers to provide workers’ compensation benefits for their employees. The average medical benefit per claim in the state is among the...

FEDERAL FRAUD

A Permit by Any Other Name Would… Still be Fraud

According to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s guidance for retailers accepting SNAP benefits, there are several requirements that retail owners must fulfill. Among...

Cover Your Assets

For income tax fraudsters, one of the most difficult problems is determining how to hide the fact that you haven’t been paying taxes. I...

We Are Family

The AARP cites that roughly six in 10 cases of elder financial abuse are committed by relatives, and three in 10 instances can be...

Long Gone, But Not Forgotten

When a loved one dies, those left behind typically respond in different ways to keep the memory of the deceased alive. Some people join...

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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...

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...

Keeping Your Tax Identity Safe

With all the focus on the holidays and the excitement at this time of year, the last thing most people are thinking about is...

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...