Saturday, March 23, 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...

False Labor

False labor during a pregnancy can feel like a true contraction and tricks many mothers into thinking their baby is about to arrive. A...

Cookie Jar

Today’s fraudster from Berea, Ohio is a cook who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. That may not sound out of...

Teamwork

Defrauding takes teamwork. Today’s fraudster from Bridgeport, Connecticut teamed up with other unscrupulous individuals (and that’s putting it nicely) to steal the Medicaid provider...

The Camera Doesn’t Lie

How many times have you seen a photograph of yourself and wondered if you really looked like the image staring back at...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Living Arrangements

Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a program administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA), helps disabled Americans meet their basic financial needs. As you might expect...

Paranoia

Just the mention of “Internal Revenue Service (IRS)” or “taxes” in general is enough to cause paranoia in some individuals. Then, consider the fake...

Dishonorable

When someone from the armed forces commits a criminal act or behaves in a morally unacceptable manner, they can receive a dishonorable discharge. A...

Needs vs. Wants

There is a definite difference between needs and wants. Needs are things required for living like food, shelter, water, or healthcare. Wants are desires...

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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...

Government Identity Theft Is Dropping…Or Is It?

When consumers hear about identity theft, their minds may instantly go to their credit cards or their bank accounts. And to be honest, the...

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...