Saturday, January 19, 2019

Hammering Out the Details

Social Security disability benefits are paid to individuals who have become disabled prior to retirement age and are unable to work. Beneficiaries qualify to receive disability payments on a monthly basis when they have worked for a certain number of years in a job...

New Reality

According to a recent report, there were 16.7 million victims of identity fraud in 2017. (That’s an eight percent increase over the previous year.) The new reality is that fraudsters are getting more sophisticated in their attempts to misuse their victims’ information for personal...

The Beginning of the End

Twilight years are those near the end of life. It’s a time when individuals are seeking a comfortable existence in a safe and secure setting. It’s ironic that an Annville, Pennsylvania nurse chose the name “Twilight Beginnings” for her business, which provided psychiatric services...

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...

All About Taking

Millions of children are going hungry in America – 13 million to be exact. That means that one in six kids faces hunger every day. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to close the hunger...

Above the Law

Fraudsters tend to think they are above the law. That’s why they plot ways to carry out illegal schemes that fatten their bank accounts without regard for the people and organizations that they victimize. (Well, I have news for them. They are not.) A...

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...

Pill Mill Thrill

Fraudsters get a thrill out of stealing from others. Otherwise, they wouldn’t keep doing it. (The constant source of illegitimate income is also attractive.) A very deceptive Dover, Massachusetts physician got his thrill from running a multi-million-dollar Medicare fraud scam involving a pill mill. The...

Fairy Tale

Fairy tales provide endless opportunities for children to use their imagination. They can also be regarded as a fabricated story, one that is intended to deceive. We’re talking about the second type today as we learn more about a woman from North Lauderdale, Florida...

Running Out of Gas

There is one primary thing that fuels fraud – greed. The former head of operations for a small Aleppo, Pennsylvania oil-and-gas company had plenty of greed to throw on the proverbial fire – enough to keep it burning for about four years while he...
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