Thursday, July 2, 2020

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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...

Homewrecker

The Heart of the Matter

Sounds Like Fraud

Tarnished Reputation?

A Pennsylvania lab is distancing itself from its former CEO--a Medicare fraudster--as it expands its Medicare-backed services to COVID-19 testing. (No company wants to...

COVID Feature: The Unmasked Fraudster

The shortage of medical-grade face masks and other personal protective equipment has distressed medical workers and others at high risk of contracting COVID-19. The...

Phishing For Information

A scam email is attempting to fool recipients into disclosing their Social Security information. At first glance, the email appears to come from the...

Able-bodied After All

Janeide Chillis of Irvington, N.J. served as a U.S. Postal Service employee until she claimed to suffer from a slip-and-fall accident at work. Chilis...

FEDERAL FRAUD

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...

Guardian Demon

Court-appointed guardians and conservators are entrusted to protect the personal and financial interests of those they represent. Instead, one Washington guardian betrayed this trust...

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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...