Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Lightening Can Strike Twice

According to Argonne National Laboratory, the chance of being struck by lightning once is about 1 in 600,000. The probability of being stuck twice is about 1 in 360,000,000,000. (Provided you survive the first strike.) In the world of identity fraud, once your...

A Little Online Education

Do you remember the days when students had to actually go to class? The? couldn't sit on the couch in sweats, pop open a can of soda and watch sports while logging on to class. As technology developed, the birth of online classes has...

Modern Day Pirate

Pirates are generally known for making threats, kidnapping hostages, stealing treasure and committing murder on the high seas. While today’s fraudster didn’t threaten, kidnap or murder anyone, he did steal a small fortune from the government by committing $1.7 million in Medicaid fraud over...

Diagnosis: Fraud

We rely on doctors to correctly diagnose our ailments and prescribe the right treatment to cure our maladies. An article published on WXYZ.com tells the story of a Detroit-area physician who fraudulently billed Medicare for $35 million in services. The services were actually performed,...

Currently Unemployed

Credit card companies and financial institutions are typically the most common organizations targeted by identity theft, but government agencies are also seeing an increase in the crime as well. A Brownstown Township, Michigan man defrauded the State’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) out of more...

Taking Down Fraud

The Medicare Strike Force doesn't put up with fraud and strives to prevent criminals from bilking the government program of billions of dollars from dishonest charges. They've been pretty successful with their efforts – especially in the Detroit area, where more than 164...

Oh…the Irony

Isn't it ironic how some fraudsters will work very hard to carry off a scam, but earning an honest living is not an option? Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' focuses on a married couple who told multiple lies about their employment situation, then got...

Does Having a Loophole Make it Right?

If you won the lottery, do you think you'd spend any of that money on food? Laws on the books today assume you wouldn't. Many states don't count lottery or gambling winnings as income, so thousands of winners each year continue to be eligible...

Enterprising Fraudster

Medicaid billing fraud is a lucrative business for enterprising fraudsters. Perpetrators of this type of fraud are counting on patients and Medicaid claims processors to not examine their billing statements too closely. A doctor in Ohio was running a profitable billing fraud enterprise out...

Fostering Fraud

Adult daycare centers or adult foster care homes provide specialized programs and a place to live for developmentally disabled or mentally ill individuals who are no longer able to care for themselves in their own homes. The idea behind the concept is to have...
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