Monday, August 3, 2020

Faked Out

Some people have expensive taste, but can't afford to buy the real thing; so, they purchase knock-offs or counterfeit consumer goods that look almost identical to expensive name brand items. Whether the fake items are designer clothes, high-end purses, imitation Rolex watches or Cubic...

The Sound of Identity Theft

The Dominican Republic's sandy shores are surrounded by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, making it a popular tourist destination. The county, which has the second largest economy in the Caribbean, is dependent upon agriculture and service industries...

Unsuspecting Victims

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that in 2017, the number of taxpayers who reported tax-related identity theft declined by 50 percent. While this sounds like great news, identity thieves are becoming increasingly savvy at finding new ways to steal money from unsuspecting victims...

Be On Your Best Behavior

Parents have an arsenal of sayings that are usually pretty effective at getting children to behave such as, ''Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about,'' ''You'd better wipe that look off your face,'' ''Don't make me turn this car around,'' and,...

Not So Petty

Petty crimes, which can include offenses such as shoplifting, trespassing, public intoxication or vandalism, are considered to be minor. A woman, whose last name happened to be Petty (what a great last name for a criminal), committed a ''not so petty'' crime by stealing...

Running Amok

When people are said to “run amok,” chaos ensues and things can get out of control. Fraudsters are adept at creating chaos as today’s article depicts. Two brothers from Newport News, Virginia used stolen identities to apply for and open bank and retail store accounts. (That...

Heard Around the World

When millions of records containing personal data for current and former federal employees were stolen through the infamous U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach in 2015, no one could have possibly anticipated the fall out, other than to predict it would be bad....

Living Large

When you think of ''living large,'' images of fancy homes, luxurious vacations and expensive cars might pop into your head. Members of a fraud ring in Ohio may have had similar thoughts when participating in a scheme that netted millions of dollars from filing...

Dinner with a Side of Fraud

There is nothing like a nice dinner out. You gotta love good food, good service, good company and identity fraud. What's better than dinner and a show? According to a Yahoo! News article, a Colorado chain restaurant witnessed a unique show when one customer's...

Cashing in on the Vulnerable

Fraudsters love to cash in on the vulnerabilities of their victims, especially the disabled and the deceased. A man who owned a North Miami check cashing business cashed in on more than 2,000 victims in these two categories, netting more than $11 million in...

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