Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

By: John Lorimer, VP of Analytics and Product Management, LexisNexis Risk Solutions According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), as of August 11, there have been 472 data breaches, exposing 139,278,685 records in 2015 alone. It's a safe bet that much of the...

Tis the Season for Tax Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) to be at the top of the list for tax fraud in addition to a host of other scams that can be just as damaging. As American taxpayers prepare to submit their tax...

Double your Crime, Double the Time

So how much of a prison sentence should you get when you not only help people obtain unlawfully produced driver's licenses, but also provide this service exclusively to criminals? We've got double the trouble here, as a New Hampshire dynamic duo teamed up to...

Taking Advantage of Granny

It's common to hear about fraudsters who take advantage of deceased family members to collect government benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General reports that in 2015, 529 deceased payee fraud cases were closed and 210 payee fraud cases led...

Business Email Compromise Fraud Matters

Business Email Compromise (BEC), a sophisticated online scam that targets businesses and tricks employees into transferring money to cyber criminals, is responsible for $1.6 billion in losses in the U.S. and $5.3 billion globally since 2013. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports that...

Busy as a Bee

The Social Security Administration (SSA) provides disability benefits to those who have a medical condition that meets the agency 's definition of disability and who have worked in jobs covered by Social Security. Qualified beneficiaries who are unable to work for a year or...

What is SNAP Fraud?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible beneficiaries, is a prime target for criminals. This video describes how retailers and beneficiaries use SNAP to steal government benefits they do not deserve and suggests...

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...
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