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Lying is a Disaster

Sometimes we get a hunch when someone is lying. Perhaps it's life experience or intuition that raises caution; regardless of the reason, that gut feeling can often help us to be a bit cautious of someone's words. Even better than a hunch is the...

Lying is Never a Good Idea

Telling a lie is never a good idea because eventually, the truth will come out one way or another. A Department of Justice press release details the story of a Washington woman who attempted to tell a few lies on the witness stand to...

Natural Disaster, Man-made Fraud

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes it pretty clear that only primary residences damaged during a disaster are eligible to receive any financial aid under the agency's disaster assistance program. Despite the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, damage to vacation homes did...

Waiting for Disaster to Happen

No one with a conscience would ever wish for a natural disaster to happen. However, if you are interested in reaping the benefits of someone else's demise, then you're probably waiting for a natural disaster to happen at any time. (There's always a...

Staycation

In 2012, Superstorm Sandy was one of the most destructive hurricanes to ever blow up the Atlantic coastline, ultimately causing an estimated $65 billion in damage. The second most-costly hurricane in U.S. history also opened the floodgates for fraudsters to take advantage of the...

Fraud” the Nor’easter

Meteorologists have taken to naming large storms like hurricanes, typhoons and nor'easters to warn people about dangerous incoming storms. At different points in history, officials have explored names to include political figures and even radio names. Today, there is a process to naming large...

Finding Help the Wrong Way

Helping others can be a rewarding process both for the individual(s) in need, and those who step up to help. Of course, the point of the good deed is lost if both commit public housing fraud in the process, and that's the case in...

When Disaster Strikes

When it comes to the different kinds of fraud out there, some are certainly worse than others. Some kinds of fraud are so heartless that you have to wonder how these criminals can go through with it. Disaster fraud is one of...

Two Timing the Government

When we hear that someone is accused of ''two-timing,'' it's usually in the capacity of dating. However, two-timing isn't exclusive to the dating world; rather, fraudsters have taken a liking to the activity, according to a Galloway Patch article. After the nor'easter of March 2010,...

Excessive Rent

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) aims to provide low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled with the ability to afford safe and sanitary housing in the private market through its Housing Choice Voucher program. Two landlords in Colorado took advantage of...
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