Sunday, December 16, 2018

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...

Housing Fraud Could Be Next Great Idea for Reality TV

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and many state agencies provide housing assistance to needy individuals and their families. Unfortunately, unscrupulous individuals fraudulently acquire low-income and Section 8 housing vouchers, which prevents those who truly need the benefit from receiving assistance. Sometimes,...

If Lying Were a Job

If lying happened to be an actual occupation, would you thrive? Most of us probably wouldn't. Where's the job satisfaction in withholding, omitting or altering the truth? But if we think about it, being a fraudster is similar to lying as an occupation. At...

Working Behind Bars

When an individual is sentenced to prison, they are to expect a life of daily activity planned from the time they wake up until ''lights-out.'? While most prisons are strict about schedules, somehow some enterprising fraudsters still are able to squeeze in time to...

In It for the Kids

Many parents will go to the end of the world to help their kids. Often you hear parents express that their biggest fear is not being able to support their kids; not being able to send them successfully in the right direction. Today's Fraud...

Conveniently Busted?

Like most people, I make stops at the local convenience store every once in a while – to pick up a snack or some item that I need, so I can avoid a trip to the grocery store. I don't think too much about...

A Change for the Worst

People are always trying to change their appearance – work out regimens, plastic surgery, anti-aging products, new apparel and identity fraud. Wait...Identity Fraud? You read it right – especially if the change in identity can assist you in receiving public housing benefits. (Who can...

A Cautionary Tale

How carefully do you safeguard your identity? You might think you do a pretty good job of keeping an eye on your credit report. That may not be enough. Consider this scenario? imagine for a moment that you fall on some tough times. You...

No Job? No Problem!

Most unemployment fraud stories are simple: the fraudsters say they aren't working while they really are. Boom, done. But no no, the fraud is getting more complicated, as we'll see in today's Fraud of the Day from the Sentinel-standard.com. The article reports...

Five Stand Accused of Unemployment Fraud

Unemployment compensation sounds like such a simple concept? if you are unemployed and meet your state's eligibility requirements for benefits, you receive unemployment compensation. What's the key requirement in all states? Oh yeah, that you're unemployed. Yet, so many individuals find themselves in the...
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