Monday, July 22, 2019

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...

Fairy Tale

Fairy tales provide endless opportunities for children to use their imagination. They can also be regarded as a fabricated story, one that is intended to deceive. We’re talking about the second type today as we learn more about a woman from North Lauderdale, Florida...

Lady Luck

I hate to break it to you, but you have a much better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery or the jackpot on a poker machine. (Despite this depressing news, hopeful people flock to the grocery store or local mini...

On and Off

Marital status can affect a person’s ability to receive Social Security disability benefits. Today’s fraud article tells about a Bastrop, Louisiana woman who initially qualified to receive disability benefits based on her marital status. (She was separated from her husband at the time of...

Life Line

For many individuals, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are a lifeline that keeps them from sinking. However, fraudsters look at the Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits program as a source of free-flowing income that can keep them afloat without a care in the world....

Entitled to Nothing

One word that describes fraudsters in general is “entitled.” For some reason they think they are deserving of things like cash, real estate, luxury vacations or government benefits just because. (And, they reason that it’s acceptable to take those things from others.) Today’s fraud...
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