Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Fraud Forecast

Hello, folks. Today we are going to take a look at our fraud forecast. We currently see that individuals have made a habit of taking advantage of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) disaster relief fund. Luckily for you FEMA, we are looking at...

Former State Lawmaker Charged with Double Dipping

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides financial assistance to people who meet specific criteria and are disabled because of illness, injury or other conditions that prevent them from working. Today's Fraud of the Day studies a troubling indictment of a former public servant who...

Illinois and Missouri Track Down Unemployment Fraud

What do unemployment benefits and a trip to Costa Rica have in common? Absolutely nothing, of course – unless you're the Manchester, Missouri, man who allegedly received $44,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and then used it to help defray the costs of a...

Certainty

Benjamin Franklin once said that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. He forgot to add one more certainty - if caught stealing money from the U.S. government, a prison sentence is sure to follow. Today's ''Fraud of the...

Fraud is a Huge Gamble

Six home healthcare workers and patients were charged with making false statements to Medicaid regarding home healthcare services that were neither received nor provided. All of the Indictments involve allegations that the defendants made false statements in Medicaid timesheets that certain patients and workers provided or received personal care services when, in reality, the patients or workers were actually somewhere else.

Whirlwind of Fraud

Fraud is like a whirlwind. Once a criminal is successful at collecting money or benefits they don't deserve, they often get caught up in the ruse and greediness causes the deception to continue through additional schemes. (If it worked once, why not try it...

The Importance of International Fraud Awareness Week

No one wants to be a victim of fraud, but there's an equally devastating scenario: being the organization responsible for protecting and securing customers' personal data only to have a fraudster compromise it and use it for personal gain. Organizations that take responsibility for others'...

Hide and Seek with Fraud

'Okay everyone? I will count and you go hide? 10...9...8...7...'? If that doesn't bring back childhood memories, I don't know what else will. There is nothing like a good game of hide and seek, especially when you're playing for money and jail time against...

Growing A Crop of Fraud

The American Farm Bureau Federation states that farmers and ranchers only receive 16 cents out of each dollar spent on food. The remainder goes to ''wages and materials for production, processing, marketing, transportation and distribution.'' (Sometimes, when there's a bad year and crop production...

Stop-n-Steal

A lot of food stamp fraud occurs at small food markets or other establishments that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Perhaps the owners of these establishments figure that their stores are so small that the government will never detect that they are...
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