Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Fraud is Calling

If you have watched TV within the past couple years, you have likely heard the popular cell phone commercials that feature the question? ''Can you hear me, now?'? While the advertising goal is to point out that one service provider is able to deliver...

Employment ‘Faux-Par’

Imagine this? it's a nice breezy, warm day and you've lugged your golf bag over your shoulder, ready to get out on the course. As you walk up to your first tee, you have all intentions of shooting under par – though that achievement...

Fraudulently Multitasking

Oh, the art of multitasking – a talent many wish to perfect? People who are the masters of multitasking are able to work, clean the house, run errands, walk the dog, schedule appointments and make dinner all in one day. The art of multitasking...

Finding New Ways to Fraud

The fraud business is not always an easy one. To state the obvious: the practice of fraud is illegal, and federal, state and local government officials make continuous efforts to end such activities. But we must ask ourselves, how does fraud continue to exist?...

It Will Haunt You

With Halloween around the corner, it seems all the ads on TV are for spooky shows and movies, Halloween costumes and candies, and fun décor; pick up seasonal magazines and you'll likely see the same thing. But I can think of something more haunting...

Finding Help the Wrong Way

Helping others can be a rewarding process both for the individual(s) in need, and those who step up to help. Of course, the point of the good deed is lost if both commit public housing fraud in the process, and that's the case in...

Divorce Doesn’t Default Fraud

From ''I Do's'' to divorce – some couples just never seem to separate. Take for example, a Staten Island couple featured in today's Fraud of the Day from the NYDailyNews.com. They were married in 2006, separated in 2007 and divorced in 2009. But, their...

This Place is a Zoo

It seems like the unemployment office can be a real zoo. With the New York State Comptroller's Office stopping $90,000 in unemployment checks (being sent to people on vacation...erm...what?), it seems that the animals are clawing at their cages. According to the...

The Rockland County Crack Down

Public assistance benefits, like public housing assistance and funds available through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) also known as food stamps, are benefits that exist to help th? needy. When I say ''needy'' I mean people who ''need'' the benefits. And, who decides...

When Identity Fraud Becomes Impersonation

In the past, fraudsters have gone out of their way to commit fraud; digging through trash cans and falsifying documents. Modern technology has enabled fraud to be perpetrated at a more comfortable ''digital'' distance. But today's fraud reported in the New York Daily News...
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