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Social Security and Income Fraud

Coming Clean

Confessing involvement in a fraudulent scheme is really hard when an individual has been involved in the deception for many years. (Sometimes, as time goes by, perpetrators rationalize that they deserve the funds and the things they are stealing from their victim.)  It took...

Leaving the Wrong Legacy

Do you ever think about how you will be remembered long after you’re gone? There are many ways to leave a great legacy such as donating money to a cause, mentoring others, or spending quality time with family and friends. A man from Clio,...

Protecting the Public Purse

You might be surprised what people will do to keep collecting a monthly check from the federal government. One common way that people steal benefits they don’t deserve is by failing to report the death of a loved one to the Social Security Administration...

Making Matters Worse

The costs for caring for a child who has a birth injury is usually way more than an average family can afford. (A birth injury settlement can help ensure that there will be adequate funds to help the family and the child live their...

Out of Sight, Out of the Government’s Mind

It’s not unheard of for a fraudster to steal funds or benefits from more than one government program at a time. All it takes is a little coordination and consistency across government applications so the bogus information appears real. (They figure that if the...

Some Strings Attached

The Social Security Administration (SSA) presents a sobering statistic about becoming disabled. Apparently, more than one in four of today’s 20-year-olds is expected to become disabled before reaching the age of 67. Thankfully, the SSA can help in the event an individual becomes unable...

Bad Acting

Good actors can make you believe they are actually experiencing what their character is going through. They also have the ability to surprise their audience. A couple from Montgomery, Alabama starred in a government-funded Social Security fraud scheme, but did not bring home an...

Flirting with Fraud

The Social Security Administration (SSA) pays Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits to disabled or blind adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI also provides monthly benefits for individuals 65-years-old and older who are not disabled, but meet the financial limits. A...

Family Heritage

Social Security benefits are synonymous with economic security for millions of Americans. Beneficiaries include those who are retired, disabled, or the families of retired, disabled or deceased workers. Today’s fraud article tells the story of a Charleston, West Virginia man, who committed Social Security...

Feigning Fraudsters

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) provides financial assistance for individuals who can no longer work due to a physical or mental disability or unexpected illness. It also pays benefits to spouses and children provided that the person has worked long enough to have paid...
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