Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Losing Control

Many people have a fear of losing control. In a world already full of uncertainty, fraudsters attempt to control their destiny by stealing from others so that they can live a more predictable, comfortable lifestyle. (Unfortunately, these unscrupulous individuals perpetuate even more anxiety for...

Dead Man Talking

Dead men don't talk, but apparently, a deceased dentist in New Jersey performed a wide variety of dental procedures and earned a lot of money from the government in the process. Today 's "Fraud of the Day" examines a case about a dentist who...

Living Rent-Free

The Section 8 Housing program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is the federal government's program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly and the disabled afford safe and decent housing in the private market. Public Housing...

A Family Affair

Family businesses are good for the community. Local residents invest in products and services provided by these hometown business owners, who in turn pour money back into the local economy. (Better schools, roads and parks are built, making small towns and cities across...

Shamed by a Sham

It has to be embarrassing to be caught for fraud and then have the entire story broadcast to the public through the media. (Some criminals may get a kick out of the negative press, but others might be a bit shamed by their actions.)...

Cutting Corners

The cost of worker's compensation insurance varies widely according to industry and location, not to mention how long a business has been accident-free. The owner of a small business in New Jersey tried to cut costs ($600,000 to be exact) at his electronic recycling...

Cashing in on Fraud

Check cashing businesses are convenient because multiple financial needs can be taken care of at one time for a small fee. Customers can pay a variety of bills including utilities, mortgages or credit card bills all at once. Sometimes, small businesses also use check...

When the Wrong Opportunity Knocks

Sometimes we miss opportunities even though they are right in front of us. For example, a rejected invitation to attend a happy hour with co-workers may have provided an introduction to a new friend or a possible job opportunity within your company. (But you'll...

Stuck in the Middle

A teacher's job can be difficult, yet rewarding at the same time. Teaching middle school can be particularly frustrating as educators not only have to teach more difficult subjects and concepts, but also help their pupils navigate adolescence. A story posted on NJ.com follows...

Second Time Around

You would think that one jail term experience would be sufficient to encourage a fraudster to refrain from committing another crime. An article posted on NJ.com tells about the criminal acts of one man who managed to direct an unemployment insurance fraud scheme from...
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