Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Fraud On the Move

Fraud can happen anywhere and it appears that criminals are now bringing it to the houses of homebound citizens. A doctor employed by a mobile physician service incorrectly certified patients for home care services when they were not homebound and they didn't require the...

Tis the Season for Tax Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) to be at the top of the list for tax fraud in addition to a host of other scams that can be just as damaging. As American taxpayers prepare to submit their tax...

Losing Sleep

A lot of things can make you lose sleep. Perhaps you think too much about your ''to do'' list or maybe your significant other snores. There could also be a medical reason behind your inability to get enough rest. Whatever the case, sleep clinics...

Clouded Judgement

Sometimes emotions can get the best of us, especially when death is involved. Grief can be a factor in bad decision-making, but the defense attorney for a woman who collected the Social Security benefits of her deceased mother for 15 years after her death...

Going Undercover to Uncover Fraud

It used to be that federal agencies left undercover work to the Federal Bureau of Investigation but now, estimates say that around 40 government agencies have their own staff to do the often dangerous job. A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigative agent went...

Deep Hole

There are a variety of ways Social Security fraud can be committed, but perhaps the most egregious falls under the term, deceased payee fraud. This type of fraud occurs when the death of a loved one is not reported so that the deceased person's...

There’s No Substitute for Hard Work

There are occasions when it's o.k. to have a substitute. For example, when a teacher is sick it is acceptable to bring in a substitute teacher to lead a class until the regular teacher can return. (But when emergency services are involved, you don't...

Keep on Trucking

People who qualify for and receive disability payments can also be compensated for working while receiving a monthly payment as long as they follow specific rules set forth by the Social Security Administration (SSA). One Mississippi man thought he could avoid reporting his job...

It’s All About the Fraud

Fraudsters tend to be selfish people who are really good at manipulating situations to benefit themselves. In true form, a Tennessee woman used her position as a child care provider to scam the Department of Agriculture's Child and Adult Care Food Program. (She stole...

Whether Needed or Not

A lot of Medicare fraud occurs when claims for medical services allegedly rendered are submitted, regardless of whether the patient needed it or not. Unscrupulous providers who submit these fraudulent claims are counting on their elderly patients to not look too closely at their...
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