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The Fraud Underworld

There are many benefits to living a digital lifestyle. We can access information 24/7/365, work remotely from just about anywhere in the world, shop online and stay connected through email, phone or texts at all times. (But, along with progress, there also is the...

Committing Crime While Serving Time

Jokes are often made about criminals who do some pretty heinous things and get caught red-handed on the outside. Some criminals are quite clever and seize every opportunity to swindle victims – even from behind bars. The Alaska Dispatch covers a story about a...

Hide and Go Seek

Fraudsters tend to think that if they can hide stolen money or benefits, the government will never be able to find them or their secret stash. (However, the government is pretty good at playing Hide and Go Seek. They know all of the hiding...

Neither Snow, nor Rain nor Fraudsters

Postal carriers have a tough job. They not only have to deliver mail during a variety of extreme weather events, but also occasionally get chased by dogs while doing their job on foot. AccountingToday.com details the story of one mailman in Georgia who went...

You Can’t Make This Up

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a great list of tips for choosing a tax return preparer. One tip mentions the importance of reviewing the entire return before signing it. (This is obviously so any errors can be caught before sending it in.) A...

Social Media #FAIL

For those who do not actively participate in social media, here's what you need to know: websites exist that allow individuals to post comments about their lifestyle via pictures and messages, while following the postings of other users. From time to time, some users...

Easy Money

Just about everyone would like to make more money. It's the American way. We're hardwired for capitalism. But, most people work for what they earn. Fraudsters don't subscribe to that point of view. Instead, they are looking for easy money. Today's Fraud of the...

Miami is Bringing the Heat

If you're a basketball fan, you've probably heard the phrase: ''Miami is bringing the heat.'? Or, maybe you've heard the phrase on the weather news during the dead of summer. According to a CBS Miami article, the phrase is taking on new meaning for...

Moving On

Change can be good; there, I've said it. Sometimes it is starting a new job, moving to a new city or ending a relationship turned sour. Change provides us the opportunity to take the best from what we've learned from our experiences and move...

Hide and Seek with Fraud

'Okay everyone? I will count and you go hide? 10...9...8...7...'? If that doesn't bring back childhood memories, I don't know what else will. There is nothing like a good game of hide and seek, especially when you're playing for money and jail time against...
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