Monday, December 16, 2019

Daddy’s Girl

There is a special place in a father's heart for a daughter – it is a special bond that only those two can understand. But, could such a bond translate into fraud? According to a Seattle Times article, the passing of a father led...

Fraud is Ageless

It seems that fraud is not just perpetrated by the young, but senior citizens have been known to get in on the criminal action as well. The Buffalo News covers an elderly woman who tried to scam the government by applying for Social Security...

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,...

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...

Dead Federal Retirees Paid $120 Million Yearly, Report Says

The Federal Eye Washington Post Blog article documents one dramatic case where a deceased annuitant's son continued to receive federal benefits until 2008 – 37 years after his father's death. O'Keefe blogs: ''Office of Personnel Management (OPM) learned of the improper payments...

Logging onto Fraud Online

What is the first thing you log onto when you sit down in front of your computer? Are you an avid user of social media sites? Or, perhaps you have to start by checking your email? Fraudsters are fleeing to the Internet to take...

80-Year-Old Man Charged with Stealing His Mother’s Social Security Benefits

Every time we get a paycheck, we see that Uncle Sam has deducted a small percentage. That money – our Social Security – is put away until we retire. There are lots of rules surrounding the Social Security program, but one thing is certain?...

Posthumous Fraud

Some awards are given posthumously. For example, the prestigious Medal of Honor recognizes soldiers who went above and beyond the call of duty while serving their country. Since many of the recipients died during their acts of valor, the medal is often awarded posthumously...

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...

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...
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