Saturday, October 24, 2020

They Don’t Care Who You Are

Identity thieves are devious. Most people think that if you are wealthy and have a lot to lose, then you are more likely to be targeted. (The truth of the matter is that identity thieves are non-discriminatory. They'll take advantage of anyone's personal information...

Earning Trouble

There is nothing like earning a paycheck for a good hard day's work. The feeling of accomplishment and self satisfaction warms the soul, as the benefits – whether monetary or not – roll in. While we may sit and revel in our accomplishment, we...

When Disaster Strikes

When it comes to the different kinds of fraud out there, some are certainly worse than others. Some kinds of fraud are so heartless that you have to wonder how these criminals can go through with it. Disaster fraud is one of...

Report Card: ‘F’ for Fraud

Listen to this Story For many, student loans mean the difference between going to college and not going. Not so for this ''Fraud of the Day'' example, found in a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch The article tells of...

A Fraudster in a Haystack

It's pretty hard to find a needle in a haystack, and the prospects of finding a fraudster in a haystack are just as daunting. (Criminals tend to hide behind their illegal activities and can be pretty tough to locate.? An article published by the...

Inmate Sentenced to 12 Years for Participating in an ID Fraud Ring from Prison

A Missouri inmate has been sentenced to 12 years in prison (thank goodness, a little jail time for these idiots!) for his role in a scam while he was in prison. According to the Belleville News-Democrat, Danwine Dewayne Renard ''pleaded guilty to participating in...

Striking a Nerve

Medicare does not pay for experimental or investigational procedures, treatments or alternative medicine. According to an article published by The Kansas City Star, a former chiropractor from Missouri was aware of that stipulation within Medicare policy, but nonetheless billed the government benefits program for...

Pretty Low

Medicaid scams steal benefits from vulnerable individuals who count on those dollars to fund vital healthcare services. It’s common to read or hear about medical providers, suppliers, home healthcare providers and even some recipients who carry out Medicaid fraud scams. Today’s fraud article looks...

Fraud Along the Mississippi

The role of medical professionals is to provide the best medical care possible to patients without bias. In today’s fraud case, it wasn't bias that prevented the doctors and nurses from performing their oathbound duty, rather it was their own greed. Tennessee-based Dr. Thomas Sturdavant,...

Bound for Bankruptcy

Owning a successful business on paper does not always equate to successfully operating one. This is especially true for business owners whose best practices include participating in illegal financial schemes and defrauding the U.S. government. Mississippi businessman Wade Walters pleaded guilty to participating in a...
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