Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A Little Adds Up

Listen to this Story Some people can't resist temptation. For the owners of a Lithonia, Ga., a trucking company, their fatal temptation was the very receipts their successful business received. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that between 2005 and...

Credentials

Credentials can get you a back stage pass to a concert, access to an important interview and entry into a government computer system as today’s fraud article details. An Aurora, Illinois Social Security Administration (SSA) employee is charged with a Social Security fraud scheme...

Low-hanging Fruit

There are several reasons why identity thieves are leaving credit card fraud behind and going for auto finance fraud. Basically, chips in credit cards have made it more difficult to conduct fraudulent transactions, auto finance fraud is low-hanging fruit and identity thieves are lazy....

Seeing Double

Eye charts are used to determine visual acuity. If you're having trouble making out the letters and numbers when viewed from a distance, your eye sight needs to be corrected. But as reported by the Palm Beach Post, a personal assistant who worked in...

Misrepresentation

Before signing on the dotted line, the parties involved in a contract need to feel comfortable with the terms of the agreement. A business woman from Bettendorf, Iowa, who was quite adept at generating lucrative contracts for her employers and bonuses for herself, committed...

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed…or Embezzled?

Marrying a person so that they can remain in the United States is not only a federal crime, it's also an extremely complicated scam to pull off. Someone attempting this probably wouldn't want to test their chances, by committing, say, additional frauds. (No happy...

Freewheeling Fraud

Today's fraud offers a lesson for all the soon-to-be high school and college graduates: Carefully choose your opportunities to prove your worth in the workplace. (In plain language: Don't let a bad boss turn you into a fraudster.) The Standard-Examiner reports that the owner...

Trafficking Stop

There is a serious black market for food stamps, and the government is even more serious about cracking down on food stamp trafficking. Cleveland.com has the story of a father-and-son team in Ohio, who illegally netted almost a million dollars by trading food stamps...

No Laughing Matter

The Friars Club is a private institution in Manhattan, New York known for uproarious roasts and celebrity events for its members who are well-known in the entertainment industry. (Famous members include the likes of Frank Sinatra, Jack Benny and Lucille Ball as well as current entertainers...

The Nerve of Them

Fraudsters have some nerve to think that they can steal from government health care programs and get away with it. A Detroit-area doctor and owner of a medical billing company were quite confident in their abilities to steal $28 million from Medicare, but fortunately...
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