Monday, June 24, 2019

Not If, But When

If you think your identity could never be stolen, think again. According to Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Report, 1,209 security breaches occurred in 2016 exposing 1.1 billion identities. If that doesn’t scare you, then consider that over the past eight years, more than 7.1...

Afraid of the Dark

Having a fear of the dark is pretty common for children, but not usually for adults unless you’re talking about the “dark web.” (The “dark web” is kind of like the Boogey Man or monsters under the bed for grown-ups. It’s also the part...

The Rest of the Story

Booker T. Washington is credited with saying, “Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” This quote rings true for today’s fraudster, a clinical psychologist, who partnered with a West Virginia judge and a...

Role Reversal

Parents have an enormous responsibility when it comes to raising their children to be a good citizen. It's their job to instill character and instruct them on how to behave appropriately. Apparently, a Georgia woman and her incarcerated son reversed roles and the son...

Working at Not Having a Job

In order to legally collect unemployment benefits in California, an individual must have past earnings that meet certain minimum thresholds; be unemployed through no fault of their own; and, be able, available and actively seeking a job. An Anaheim, California woman circumvented this well-defined process by...

Zombie Fraud

It's pretty common to hear about fraud cases where the identity of a deceased person has been stolen by a criminal and used to collect a variety of government benefits for years before getting caught. Sadly, a story in the Conroe-Montgomery County Patch profiles...

Extreme Greed

Extreme poverty often drives individuals to commit welfare fraud, which costs state and federal governments millions of dollars a year. One of the most common ways this type of fraud occurs is when a beneficiary knowingly reports less income than they are earning. (The...

Everything Is Not Coming Up Roses

The floral business is fairly easy to get into, but it is very competitive. Survival can be tough. An Upper Southampton, Pennsylvania couple, who ran an online flower business out of Orlando, Florida, made a very expensive mistake by neglecting to pay their taxes...

Family Heritage

Social Security benefits are synonymous with economic security for millions of Americans. Beneficiaries include those who are retired, disabled, or the families of retired, disabled or deceased workers. Today’s fraud article tells the story of a Charleston, West Virginia man, who committed Social Security...

Recycling Patients

There's no doubt that recycling is good for the environment. It helps to reduce trash that fills landfills, uses old stuff to make new stuff, and saves money, natural resources and energy. A nurse mentioned in a Home Health Care News article took recycling...
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