Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Taxed Out

Can you really have too much of a good thing? For example, have you ever eaten too much – like a whole box of cookies – and found yourself regretting it? Food is just one example. But, fraudsters can sometimes have too much of...

A Fake Institution

The term ''Diploma Mill'' refers to an unaccredited institution of higher learning that offers a degree, diploma or certificate for a fee. The credential received usually requires little or no work and is generally worthless. According to an article in the San...

Just Desserts in the Desert

While we publish yet another case of foolish fraudsters, let's take a moment to applaud the tipsters who turn them in. A press release published by the Arizona Attorney General's office details how a married couple's fraudulent use of food stamps was uncovered after...

Did You Learn Anything?

Did you ever come home from school and have your parents ask you? ''Did you learn anything today?'? If so, they were probably attempting to teach you that we learn something new every day, whether that ''new thing'' is big or small, or barely...

Fraudsters Scam Community Colleges and Feds out of Student Aid

Remember the days when students applied to college, filled out a hard copy of their student loan application and sent it in by mail? Those days are long gone, but students still need financial aid. The difference is that today they apply for it...

Crashing the Fraudster’s Free Ride

Times are tough, and many rely on benefits from government programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to get by. Those who are eligible for SNAP, receive Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards loaded with funds to buy groceries. This system relies on both...
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