Sunday, December 15, 2019

Searching for Victims

Fraud always has victims. Whether unsuspecting targets are readily available or fraudsters have to work a little harder to find them, someone always gets hurt in the end. A story reported on NJ.com details how one repeat offender targeted elderly women to...

Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Real life can often be stranger than fiction as exemplified by an article posted on WKYC.com, which tells about a man who created multiple fictitious companies and non-existent employees in order to bilk unemployment insurance benefits from four different states. He and three co-conspirators...

Keeping a Finger on the Pulse of Identity Theft

Identity theft is alive and well. An article posted on WRAL.com reports that the identities of hundreds of doctors, dentists and nurses across Connecticut, Indiana, Maine, New Hampshire and North Carolina were recently used to fraudulently file hundreds of federal and state tax returns. The...

Violated by Fraud Part 2

This is a continuation from Friday's Fraud of the Day detailing a true story of a LexisNexis colleague's overwhelming experience with identity theft. Let's just call him Bill. If you haven't read last Friday's Fraud of the Day, click here. They leveraged a resource in the...

A Cautionary Tale

How carefully do you safeguard your identity? You might think you do a pretty good job of keeping an eye on your credit report. That may not be enough. Consider this scenario? imagine for a moment that you fall on some tough times. You...

Identity Theft & Tax Refund Fraud – a National Epidemic

Identity theft used to be something that happened to other people. But today, you could be one of the ''other people''...all because it's tax time. Today's fraud comes from a CBS Miami story, but it really could have come from anywhere. And that's the...

Absolutely Corrupt

Corruption occurs when someone abandons ethical standards in order to commit an illegal or immoral act for personal gain. Fraud always involves corruption. It is a selfish and dishonest act carried out at the expense of others. The Montgomery Advertiser reports...

A Car Loan before Kindergarten?

Parents expect to worry about certain things? are their kids hitting all the key developmental milestones? Should the kids be spending so much time on the computer? Are they doing well in school? Now, according to today's fraud from The Salt Lake Tribune, they...

Committing ID Fraud Behind Bars?

Identity fraud has taken a turn for the worse – now potentially involving an act of murder. (It's bad enough that identity fraud costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year and individuals countless dollars and hours in cleaning up the mess. Now, someone's identity...

More is Less

Deep down, criminals believe that they deserve more. Whether they want more money, another luxury vehicle, expensive jewelry or a fancy lifestyle, their selfish desire to claim more out of life than they deserve usually leaves them with less in the end. ...

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