Saturday, March 28, 2020

Cold, Hard Fraud

It's hard to say what causes criminals to defraud, but usually cold, hard cash is the central motivating force. (Unfortunately, in order for fraudsters to make a profit from their unscrupulous activities, a victim has to suffer a loss.) An article published in the...

Fraud Vortex

A vortex has the tendency to draw everything toward its center. (Whether the vortex is as gentle as the water draining down a sink or as strong as the violent winds of a tornado, the power of the air or water involved can be...

Running Out of Excuses

People use excuses for many reasons, but mostly because it's easier than admitting to the truth. A stor? posted on Fox59.com tells about a woman who made multiple excuses to hide the fact that she lived with the decaying body of her dead husband...

Sweet Tooth

Have you ever strolled by a bulk candy store and been enticed by the enormous bins of brightly colored sweets? (Even if you have a great deal of willpower, how could you not be attracted to all of that sugar? It's so pretty and...

A Marriage of Convenience

Who doesn't like to hear a good story about how a couple met? Some people meet by chance or were set up on a blind date. Others began their march down the aisle at work, school, social functions and church or through...

Order in the Court

Lawyers often get a bad rap. Who hasn't laughed at an attorney joke? (Unless you are a lawyer.) All kidding aside – when you need a lawyer – you usually need a good one, and fast. Have you ever thought about where lawyers look...

Employing Guilt

Guilt is an emotion that humans experience when they believe they've violated a moral standard. Guilt is usually followed by remorse or regret. Let's say for example, you saw someone drop $20 out of their coat pocket on the street. The morally responsible act...

Guest Writer: Kimberly Little

Taking a Closer Look at Identities Do you know anyone who has had their identity stolen? The chances are that you or someone you know has fallen victim to this rapidly growing crime. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported that identity theft...

A Place Like Home

I find a bit of truth in the statement? ''There is no place like home.'? There is an inherent sense of comfort associated with your home; whether it's the familiar smell or just a comfy couch. For some, the idea of home is broken;...

To Prospective Unemployment Fraudsters in Indiana: Go Elsewhere

Those of you who read my commentary on a regular basis know that the goal is to highlight how fraud is perpetrated, so that those of you in government who work on the front lines fighting it every day will be able to recognize...
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