Monday, November 30, 2020

COVID Feature: No Rest for the Fraudulent

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly impacted the country’s economy and left many unable to financially support themselves and their families. Fraudsters have made the circumstances worse by taking advantage of the vulnerable state of the nation and the programs Congress approved to help alleviate...

You’ve Tested Positive for Fraud

Modern medicinal technology has developed rapidly to the point where one can now determine their heritage, muscle composition, taste preferences, likeliness to develop diseases and more based on genetic testing. Unfortunately, some medical companies will do anything to sell their genetic tests, including defrauding...

Can’t Sweep Fraud Under the Rug

While many frauds are perpetrated by an individual, some healthcare frauds are part of a larger scheme run by a network of individuals working together to line their own pockets with cash. Fortunately, whistleblowers do a great job of bringing wrongdoings to light and...

A Family Fraud

Every business owner and individual dreads April 15 and the tax season. (Let’s be honest. Everyone dreads taxes no matter what season it is.) That is why some people turn to tax preparers who are usually trusted to file tax returns on the behalf...

COVID Feature: High Risk, Low Reward

Coronavirus has negatively affected millions of small businesses throughout the United States leaving them struggling to pay workers and keep their businesses afloat. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan through the Small Business Administration (SBA) intended to help small businesses keep workers...

High Times

It is legal to plant, grow, cultivate, harvest, and prepare marijuana plants to be sold to consumers in California as long as you have a permit. What is not legal is defrauding the government by avoiding taxes and conducting business in an irresponsible manner. Monica...

COVID Feature: Still Waiting on a Cure

Scientists are months, possibly years away from developing a working coronavirus vaccine due to the amount of strenuous testing and development required. Despite this, some fraudsters are claiming they already have effective “cures” for those suffering from COVID-19. One Southern California man stands accused...

COVID Feature: Not A Pretty Picture

The federal government has doled out billions of dollars in COVID-19 economic stimulus funding and is coming down hard on those who try to defraud the program – even a Hollywood movie producer. FBI agents arrested former Aviron Pictures Chairman William Sadleir for wire fraud,...

Scanning for Medicare Fraud

You’ve probably heard or seen advertisements for body scan services that provide early detection of potentially life-threatening disease. Doctors use 3D images of your body to look for early signs of heart or vascular disease, or cancer. Sometimes during the process, radiologists also detect...

Exposé

It’s possible that Linda Expose, a woman from Stanislaus County, Calif., can see the irony in her last name and the fact that she was recently exposed for committing Social Security fraud. Most people would find that kind of funny, as well as ironic,...
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