Saturday, July 11, 2020

Ingenuity Gone Awry

Most of us believe in the American dream. All that's required is a lot of hard work, ingenuity and a little luck, and it's ours for the taking. Unfortunately, fraudsters usually try to avoid the work, misapply their ingenuity, and focus on the taking....

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...

The Emotional Toll of Identity Theft and Fraud on Victims

Both the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and FraudoftheDay.com want to remind everyone about the victims and the ongoing emotional changes that they are experiencing due to identity theft and fraud related issues. The ITRC conducts an annual Aftermath survey where we follow-up with...

Epic Fraud

Some criminals are one-time offenders and learn their lesson the first time around. Others are unable to give up a life of crime and commit multiple offenses despite the punishment received for their illegal actions. A story posted on PilotOnline.com describes a Virginia identity...

ID Theft Case Impacts Nearly 9,000

WSBRadio.com reports that the number of victims resulting from a Gwinnett identity fraud scam earlier this year has risen to nearly 9,000. (That's 9,000 victimized by one scam!) The article shares the story of one of them, Jeanette Adams– a 66-year old retired nurse who...

Florida DCF is Fighting Fraud—it’s not a matter of if we catch you, it’s...

Florida DCF is Fighting Fraud—it's not a matter of if we catch you, it's when A few weeks ago, I stood alongside partner agencies and law enforcement to announce new anti-fraud initiatives we are putting in place at the Department of Children and Families (DCF)....

Afraid of the Dark

Having a fear of the dark is pretty common for children, but not usually for adults unless you’re talking about the “dark web.” (The “dark web” is kind of like the Boogey Man or monsters under the bed for grown-ups. It’s also the part...

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...

When the Fraud Hits the fan

Listen to this Story For many, the thought of tax season does not bring up warm feelings; but for three years, today's fraudsters turned tax season into a year-round holiday. On October 15, 2015,two defendants from Phenix City,...

Nothing Is As It Seems

Appearances are hard to keep up. We can pretend that all is well by smiling on the outside, but most people – except those closest to you – don't really know what you're like on the inside. All others know about you is what...

Get Your Fraud Fix!

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