Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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...

Backlash

Fraud sometimes causes adverse reactions from those it victimizes. The State of California’s Workers’ Compensation program couldn’t take the numerous instances of fraud against...

Maybe They Won’t Notice

Medical advancements in recent decades have contributed to Americans living longer. The U.S. Census Bureau states that the number of people age 65 and...

The Least of His Problems

Tree trimming can be dangerous business. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that grounds maintenance workers, which tree trimming falls under, have a fatality...

Lots of Red Flags

Red flags are anything that stands out from the ordinary. (They usually signify that something is amiss.) Today’s fraud spotlight shines on a man,...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Pill Mill Thrill

Fraudsters get a thrill out of stealing from others. Otherwise, they wouldn’t keep doing it. (The constant source of illegitimate income is also attractive.)...

Fairy Tale

Fairy tales provide endless opportunities for children to use their imagination. They can also be regarded as a fabricated story, one that is intended...

Running Out of Gas

There is one primary thing that fuels fraud – greed. The former head of operations for a small Aleppo, Pennsylvania oil-and-gas company had plenty...

The Doctor Will See You Now

Doctor visits are expensive in terms of time and money. It’s not uncommon to arrive on time for an appointment, then be kept waiting...

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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 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...

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...

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...