Monday, December 17, 2018

Faux “the Name. Fraud” the Game.

It 's ironic (or maybe it 's not) that today 's fraudster 's last name is "Faux." (As in fake.) True to her name, the woman faked her way through fraudulent Medicare claims, falsified patient records at her physical therapy practice and managed to...

They call it the ”’Crack Cocaine of Crime”’

As regular ''Fraud of the Day'' readers know, my commentaries usually are based on articles about fraud; but this one is a little different. Today, I'm highlighting a video (and corresponding blog) from a recent CNN Presents segment about tax refund fraud. The segment...

Fish Tale in Reverse

A fish tale is usually a story that embellishes something that happens, making it seem much more impressive than the experience really was. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' is a fish tale in reverse. A Wisconsin man understated his situation to the government in...

Beauty is Only Skin Deep

The phrase, ''beauty is only skin deep,'' suggests that a person's character is more important than how they actually look. A woman who ran a cosmetology school in Fort Wayne, Indiana used her beauty school to hide an ugly $3 million student loan scam. The...

Running a Hustle Behind Bars

A report issued earlier this year by the Treasury Department details how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is doing with detecting tax refund fraud. The IRS identified 42,148 fraudulent tax returns with $227 million claimed and prevented the issuance of nearly 80 percent or...

Losing Sleep

A lot of things can make you lose sleep. Perhaps you think too much about your ''to do'' list or maybe your significant other snores. There could also be a medical reason behind your inability to get enough rest. Whatever the case, sleep clinics...

Welfare Funds Pay for Adult Entertainment

Welfare recipients in New Mexico can use their federally funded electronic banking cards to buy necessities or to withdraw cash from ATMs from just about anywhere – including liquor stores, bars and strip clubs in any state. Today's Fraud of the Day takes a...

In Hot Water

Hot tubs are great for anyone with sore muscles or chronic pain. According to a Department of Justice press release, the person at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' spent up to 15 hours a day in a hot tub due to...

Scars of Poverty

The scars of childhood poverty can have a profound impact on a person as they age. Even though financial security may be achieved later in life, the effects of poverty experienced early in life are often long-lasting. This may have been the case for...

Keep on Trucking

People who qualify for and receive disability payments can also be compensated for working while receiving a monthly payment as long as they follow specific rules set forth by the Social Security Administration (SSA). One Mississippi man thought he could avoid reporting his job...
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