Monday, June 17, 2019

Adding Insult to Injury

There 's nothing like trying to repair your credit record, then being victimized by the very entity that was supposed to help you do it. (Talk about adding insult to injury.) That 's what happened in today 's "Fraud of the Day," which tells...

Highway Robbery

Seems like these tax fraud plots have taken a turn for the worse – now involving violent gun threats. April was a tough month for Tampa, Florida, with two incidents of thievery from mail trucks within two weeks of each other. In today's Fraud...

Serious as a Heart Attack

Just as a massive heart attack can cause extensive damage to the heart, a massive fraud attack can also deliver a significant amount of damage. Tax fraud schemes, which are organized by opportunistic criminals, cause large amounts of federal money to be wrongfully disbursed....

Your Refund’s Not in Kansas Anymore

What did you spend your tax refund on? Some are funding vacations, others new investments like boats and ski-dos – still more are applying them to bills, or to their children's college funds. But in Overland Park, Kansas – and in other places across...

Stopped Dead in His Tracks

Death is often used in popular metaphors such as, ''stopped dead in his tracks,'' or ''scared to death.'? With such a negative connotation, implanting ''death'' into a scenario can leave any situation a little less lively, pun intended. But what happens when you mix...

The Name of the Game

We've all played games, whether it's kickball in the school yard, craps at the casino or the newest alien warfare video game. And, we've all learned the lesson that not every game is fair, even if there are rules that need to be followed....

Like Mother Like Son

The law is complicated, and sometimes you find yourself on the wrong side without even knowing it. For example, who would have thought that submitting fake tax returns for a host of your fellow inmates, opening multiple bank accounts to receive the money, and...

Taking a Cut

When there's easy money to be had, there are usually a few unscrupulous individuals just waiting to form an alliance if it means they get to take a cut from the illegal deal. An article published by the Tallahassee Democrat tells about one woman...

Correcting the Damage

Having your identity stolen can be devastating. The effects can last for years and it can be difficult to recover from ruined credit records and the resulting debt discovered long after the heist has occurred. An article posted on WSFA.com tells about an income...

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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