Monday, July 22, 2019

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...

Robin Hood Would Be Ashamed

Hiring a home healthcare aide to take care of a loved one can be an overwhelming process. Many people go through an agency because potential candidates are usually thoroughly vetted (emphasis on “usually”) and replacements can be made if they are not satisfactory. Unfortunately,...

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...

Identity Shopping Spree

When you think about a shopping spree, you usually envision a carefree outing to the mall where a lot of money is spent on things you may or may not need. (The term tends to have a negative connotation because it is associated with...

Jack Pot

Have you ever dreamed of winning the lottery? Perhaps you'd use the proceeds to buy a nice vacation property, your own private island or maybe you could set up a charity or pay off a big loan. An article in The Augusta Chronicle covers...

The Importance of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Deborah Smith, MBA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Former Executive Director, Personal and Business Taxes, Ohio Department of Taxation Tax season has arrived. In addition to collecting and organizing statements, charitable donations, medical expenses and other tax records, it is also important to protect yourself from becoming a...

Hiding in Plain View

A popular book character in a children's series follows a man who travels around the world with a variety of items to assist in his adventures. It is the reader's job to search extremely detailed illustrated pages to find the lost traveler and the...

Psyching Out Fraud

In modern terms, the phrase ''psyched out'' can refer to ''being excited'' about something. (Someone could be ''psyched out'' about an upcoming vacation to the Bahamas.) The term ''psyched out'' can also mean ''to be intimidated.'' (A sports team could be ''psyched out'' because...

Twin City, Twin Fraud

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to have a twin? When you watch movies about twin brothers and sisters, it seems like there are infinite possibilities of things to get away with, just by switching places with your twin. According to...

Good, Bad and Ugly

The good thing about welfare is that a variety of programs exist to help disadvantaged individuals who live under a minimum accepted level of income. (Benefits can include child care, utilities, food, medical or vocational rehabilitation services just to name a few.) The bad...

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