Sunday, August 18, 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...

Homewrecker

The Heart of the Matter

Taking Advantage of the Worker

A San Diego-based fraud ring cheated the California workers’ compensation system and private insurance companies out of more than $200 million in a massive...

A (not so) Caring Company

Fraud in the home healthcare fields appears to be on the rise as the industry grapples with a shortage of workers.

Biding Time

While fraudsters are generally selfish and greedy people, they tend to be very patient when orchestrating a scam. A San Francisco Bay area resident...

Despicable

If there ever was a poster child for the word “despicable,” it would be today’s fraudster – a former psychologist...

FEDERAL FRAUD

No Drugs Dispensed

A federal jury in Los Angeles, California found a pharmacy owner guilty for her role in a Medicare fraud scheme involving more than...

From the Gridiron to the Chain Gang

From gridiron star to businessman to prison inmate. That is the unlikely journey of a former Florida State University (FSU) football standout who was...

Three Times a Charm

A woman in Medford, Mass., admitted to lying so she could receive $108,288 in Social Security, Medicare and MassHealth benefits and food stamps over...

Watch Out for DNA Scams

It appears that a new wave of Medicare fraud scams involving DNA testing has been detected. Whether lured by free ice cream or...

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5 Tips for Protecting Yourself from Tax Refund Identity Fraud

  The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) states that 85 percent or more than 125 million American taxpayers file their taxes electronically. As we learned...

Guest Writer: Eva Velasquez

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Getting Taxpayers the Money they are Owed, Quickly without Identity Fraud

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