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Crossing the Line

Listen to this Story If there is a line between accidental and intentional, the subject of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' definitely crossed it. The SunSentinel reports that a Florida woman was recently sentenced to serve one year of...

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...

Repeat Offender

Some criminals just can't help themselves. Once they start down the path towards a life of crime, it is often hard to turn back. The Sugar Land Sun reports on a Houston woman, who was already serving time for a prior conviction,...

Semi-Retired, Fully Criminal

Many retirees are making their way back into the office because they want to work, boost their retirement incomes, or balance the fulfillment of holding a part-time job with the flexibility of semi-retired status. However, when people retire because of a disability, they are...

Deconstructing Fraud

Fraudsters are lazy. They'll scheme and con their way to riches by taking the easiest path available no matter how many people they run over in the process. A Department of Justice press release tells about a fairly young man who travelled along a...

Recruiting for Fraud

Most of the time, fraudsters can't complete a scam without the help of co-conspirators. An article posted on MassLive.com tells about a criminal who assisted with recruiting couriers to help carry out a scam that laundered $110,000 worth of Social Security benefits and Internal...

Golden Goose and Rotten Egg

Some parents don't have a problem becoming empty nesters, as long as they can use their disabled kid's benefits to keep fluffing up the nest. (Yes, it's an ugly one today, ducklings.) The U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts issued a press release about...

You Can’t Take It with You

The Social Security Administration has specific policies regarding the notification of a beneficiary's death. Normally, a family member, Electronic Death Registration report, death certificate, confirmation by statement from a funeral director or other third party report is sufficient to declare the beneficiary deceased. (The...

A Place Like Home

I find a bit of truth in the statement? ''There is no place like home.'? There is an inherent sense of comfort associated with your home; whether it's the familiar smell or just a comfy couch. For some, the idea of home is broken;...

Stealing from Children

The job of ''representative payee'' for children who receive Social Security benefits comes with much responsibility. The Social Security Administration (SSA) is serious about making sure there is no abuse of the system. Representative payees are supposed to know what the beneficiary's needs are...
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