Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tired of Fraud

Many people look forward to retirement and the ability to finally live out their dreams during the ''Golden Years.'' Whether that vision includes a trip around the world, playing golf every day or buying an island in the Caribbean, money is a requirement...

Supporting a Habit

It can be expensive to support a habit. For example, if you like to eat out a lot, it's easy to spend a lot of money at the drive through window or at a sit-down restaurant. (It may seem like a great idea at...

Identity Thief Poses as RN, Endangers Patients

Nurses have historically been viewed as angels of mercy. It was only through luck that a felon from Tennessee who posed as a nurse didn’t become an agent of death before pleading guilty to healthcare fraud, wire fraud, and identity theft. In today’s complex healthcare...

Lies, Lies and More Lies

Lies are pretty hard to stop once one is told. Almost always, another one is needed to cover up the first one. According to a press release from the Department of Justice, today's ''Fraud of the Day'' details the lies a Virginia woman told...

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...

Inmate Sentenced to 12 Years for Participating in an ID Fraud Ring from Prison

A Missouri inmate has been sentenced to 12 years in prison (thank goodness, a little jail time for these idiots!) for his role in a scam while he was in prison. According to the Belleville News-Democrat, Danwine Dewayne Renard ''pleaded guilty to participating in...

The Most Dreaded Time of the Year

It’s tax season, the accounting profession’s most favorite time of the year. It used to be that taxpayers dreaded filling out the confusing tax forms just because they might owe Uncle Sam some money. But now, taxpayers fear having their identities stolen and used...

Bad Apples

Knowing our ancestry can help us to learn more about ourselves. For instance, maybe there's a combination between your love for hiking and the fact that your great uncle grew up in the Swiss Alps. Perhaps your mother's great uncle's great grandmother has a...

Nickname for Fraudster

There are many reasons why people have nicknames. Sometimes they are bestowed on someone as a term of endearment or chosen because the person doesn't like their real name. An article published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution details a $1 million tax fraud scam perpetrated...

Cabin Fever

Alaska has an estimated 67 days of total darkness in the northern most portion of the state commonly referred to as America's last frontier. The conditions can be harsh in the winter with subzero temperatures and an average of six feet of snow each...

Get Your Fraud Fix!

Five days a week wake up to the most current fraud article in your mailbox.