Friday, May 29, 2020

No Good Deals in Fraud

When people commit fraud against government programs, they’re trying to get something for nothing or otherwise steal from public coffers. What they fail to realize is that they will end up losing much more than they could gain. One common method of workers’ compensation fraud...

Paybacks for Kickbacks

Some fraudsters seek to get rich by filing false claims with insurance companies, thinking they are only hurting a big corporation, rather than stealing from individuals. What they may not realize is that health insurance fraud causes premiums to go up and benefits to...

No Small Matter

Sometimes what seems like a small thing can snowball into a very big thing, as is often the case with workers’ compensation fraud. A Modesto, Calif., man may have thought it was a small matter to underreport the number of staff at his employment...

Overstaying Your Benefits

In most cases, injured workers legitimately qualify for and begin to collect deserved benefits. However, there are times when deceptive workers decide to forego returning to work even though they are physically and mentally able to do so. (This is called workers’ compensation fraud.)...

Hotline Hucksters

A good example of a sacred business relationship is the one between a patient and their doctor. When that trust is breached, it has a ripple effect throughout the healthcare system. Consider the case in California where 32 healthcare professionals, lawyers and marketers have been...

Big Fish Tale

You know the type: that guy at the office who has a decent story that gets more exciting every time he tells it? He may have caught a sunfish on Saturday, but by Monday it was a full-grown shark. Those stories might fly around...

Worst Case Scenario

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” article is sobering because it is an example of a worst case scenario of what happens when a business owner neglects to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The owner of a California construction company that helped fight back the Soberanes...

What’s in Your Toolbox?

California law mandates that all employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees so that if injured, they can receive adequate medical coverage and pay the bills while recovering. A contractor from Seaside, California who was working on a property located in Carmel,...

Three Strikes, You’re Out

An Oxnard, California woman tried to file multiple workers’ compensation claims for injuries to the same body parts over 13 years. Following the third attempt, she struck out after her employer discovered she was attempting to commit workers’ compensation fraud. The Californian, who worked for...

Putting a Price on Body Parts

The title of this blog sounds a bit gruesome, but I assure you that it is only intended to get your attention about a workers’ compensation fraud scheme carried out in Southern California. (No body parts were bought or sold in today’s fraud case;...
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