Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Weeding out Fraud

While U.S. tobacco production has drastically decreased over the past 30 years, the controversial crop is still big business for many farmers. (Unfortunately, where there's a cash crop, fraudsters seem to pop up like weeds.) According to an article in The Fayetteville Observer, a...

Hindsight is 20/20

A rather silly scam carried out by a pair of New Yorkers to feign blindness, all so they could freeload on public disability benefits, showed a clear lack of foresight. A press release published by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York...

Biting Off Too Much Credit

Listen to this Story Credit scores plummet when people fail to pay off their debts, making them very unattractive to potential lenders. (When credit scores go down, interest rates go up and obtaining a loan gets much harder.) Identity...

Schemers are Dreamers

The primary function of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Scheme Development Center (SDC) is to detect suspicious criminal activity involving tax and related financial investigations and to assemble information on the suspected individuals and entities involved. (One of their responsibilities is to investigate tax...

Here Comes the Fraudster

Most couples meet through an introduction by friends or family, social activities, work or online dating. (And before getting married, most people prefer to know their spouses fairly well prior to walking down the aisle as the ''Here Comes the Bride'' wedding march plays.)...

Unredeeming Qualities

Redeeming qualities are those that tend to balance out other personal characteristics that are not so great. For instance, your spouse's lack of timeliness causes you to be late for just about every function you attend together; however, their ability to work a crowd...

Ready, Willing and Able to Defraud

Unemployment benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to people who are eligible to work, but have lost their job through no fault of their own. Beneficiaries of this program are usually American citizens, but non-permanent residents who have lost their jobs...

Guest Writer: Dale Ziegler

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program is a federal-state partnership that has been in existence for over 70 years. Here are the key players: The Federal government – collects the Federal Unemployment Insurance Tax and funds the states costs of operating the system, and oversees state...

Earning Cash While Serving Time

When an unemployment benefits claim is filed, you are required by law to provide personal information including name, Social Security number (SSN), phone number and current address. By submitting the claim, which is considered a legal document, you are also certifying that you are...

Don’t Tell Dad

Do you remember getting in trouble as a child? That moment where you knew your future was bleak; a ''time out'' or ''grounding'' was in your cards and there was no avoiding it. Do you remember the realization that if only you could keep...
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