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Fraudulent Fiduciary

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established the VA Fiduciary Program to protect Veterans and other beneficiaries who are unable to manage their own financial affairs due to injury, illness or age. It is the fiduciary’s responsibility to make sure that the money paid...

Home Almost Alone

There are many reasons why people commit fraud. Some are focused only on themselves and think they are entitled to things or benefits they do not deserve. Others are under intense pressure to pay the bills and make ends meet. A woman from Greene...

How Much Is It Worth?

Fake IDs are popular with underage individuals (usually college students) who want to gain access to places and things that are off limits (such as bars and clubs). They are also popular with fraudsters who want to cater to deceptive individuals. (It’s a low...

A Real Firestorm

There’s a famous saying, “fight fire with fire,” but in today’s Fraud of the Day the story is about fighting fraud with justice, as a Bartlett, Tennessee man found out (the hard way). According to the article (and the actual indictment and evidence presented...

Long Gone, But Not Forgotten

When a loved one dies, those left behind typically respond in different ways to keep the memory of the deceased alive. Some people join a grief support group, organize a drive to benefit a favored charity, or visit their loved one’s grave each year...

Routine Traffic Stop

The Bureau of Justice Statistics states that the most common reason for coming in contact with a police officer is a routine traffic stop. The agency reports that U.S. residents, age 16 or older who had contact with police in 2015 totaled 53.5 million....

Deemed a Fraudster

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a disability program governed by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and designed to help vulnerable individuals who have demonstrated they have a financial need and a disability that prevents them from earning income. To qualify for SSI benefits, the...

One That Didn’t Get Away

You’ve probably heard someone tell a whale of a story about an encounter with a fish that got away. On the flip side, we read about a successful Northwest fishing guide that almost got away with Social Security fraud in today’s “Fraud of the...

Hammering Out the Details

Social Security disability benefits are paid to individuals who have become disabled prior to retirement age and are unable to work. Beneficiaries qualify to receive disability payments on a monthly basis when they have worked for a certain number of years in a job...

Credentials

Credentials can get you a back stage pass to a concert, access to an important interview and entry into a government computer system as today’s fraud article details. An Aurora, Illinois Social Security Administration (SSA) employee is charged with a Social Security fraud scheme...
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