Friday, December 4, 2020

A Liar Uncovered

If you're going to lie about something, it's in your best interest to (a) make a ''good'' lie, (b) put that lie into action in a discrete manner and (c) make sure you aren't so blatantly obvious to outside parties that you are trying...

Cutting the Cord on Lifeline Fraud

Lifeline, a federal subsidy program that provides discounted phone service for qualifying low-income consumers, ensures that Americans in every state, territory and commonwealth, including Tribal lands, have access to affordable communication services. Recipients of the benefit are required to have income at or below...

Money Talks

Many people have strong principles and would never dream of compromising their values when presented with an opportunity to make a lot of money through fraudulent means. Then there are others who would leap at the opportunity to make a quick buck or a...

A Slice of Pizza, A Side of Fraud

For a lot of school age youth, life seems to revolve around ''doing what is cool;'' however, many students find that the ''cool worries,'' like what to wear and who to be friends with, take a back seat. Their concern of their day is...

The Homeless and Dead Apply for Student Aid

The Grand Rapids Press reports that Raymond Coleman allegedly obtained personal information of homeless people by falsely claiming to represent an agency that helps the homeless. He is accused of then using that information to apply for federal student loan assistance. The article also...

What a Sham

A sham is something that is not what it appears to be. It's usually required to commit fraud. The Courier-Journal reports on the owners of two bogus medical supply companies who tried to bilk Medicare of approximately $4 million in fraudulent claims....

Splitting the Difference

Medicaid offers a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) Program that provides assistance for those who are experiencing chronic health care issues or difficulty in completing functions necessary for daily living. The program, which is administered at the state level, provides in-home, non-emergency health related...

Not for Sissies

Growing old is not for sissies. Not only do the aches and pain increase as you age, but so do the number of criminals who seek to target the elderly. An article published by the Chicago Sun-Times tells about a suburban Chicago psychologist who...

Pointing the Finger at Fraud

Human fingerprints have been used to positively identify criminals for centuries. The failsafe method proved useful again when fingerprints were recently used to positively identify a fraudster from Idaho who tried to commit passport fraud. According to the U.S. Marshals Service, fingerprints are an infallible...

Maybe They Won’t Notice

Medical advancements in recent decades have contributed to Americans living longer. The U.S. Census Bureau states that the number of people age 65 and older in the United States is just about 15 percent, increasing by 1.6 million people since 2014. (This correlates with...
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