Friday, January 17, 2020

National Trending

It takes effort to stay trendy. You can't walk around in the coolest clothes, drive the hippest car and sing lyrics to the most popular songs without good research. That being said, you may have one question, ''Does the same effort apply to staying...

Blind Ambition

Blind ambition is a term used to describe someone who is so immersed in a goal that they will do anything and everything to achieve that goal no matter the consequences of their actions. An article published in the New York Daily News describes...

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....

Guilty Victims of Fraud

Criminals are always on the prowl for victims. Most are innocent, but once in awhile even fraudsters prey on other criminals while they are serving out a prison sentence. (That's an ironic twist – guilty victims.) An article in the Montgomery Adviser details a...

Obstructing Fraud

Employment tax fraud can occur when an employer fails to pay the federal government employment taxes, which include federal income tax withholding, Social Security taxes, Medicare taxes and unemployment taxes. There are multiple ways to commit employment tax fraud, but NBCnews.com reports on one...

Where to Begin…

Here's one you don't see every day? people joining together to defend a man who helped them steal tax refund money from the government. Oddly enough, that's the story in today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from SeattlePI.com about a man who coached people on...

Threatening Fraud

The Sovereign Citizen Movement includes anti-government extremists who reside in the United States but believe they do not have to answer to any U.S. government authority. Sovereign citizens are not known for paying their taxes (So, I guess we're just supposed to pay their...

What’s Yours is Mine

Fraudsters tend to believe that ''What's yours is mine.'' (They want what their victims have.) Whether motivated by jealousy, greed, envy or selfishness, there are just some people that believe they have the right to take what doesn't belong to them. An article published...

Asking for Mercy

The U.S. Constitution makes it a point to separate church and state. But, what happens when a fraudster uses the church as a vehicle to steal federal money? According to a Tampa Bay Online article, one Tampa man did not hesitate to bring in...

Hobbies in Handcuffs

Everyone has some type of hobby they find interesting. Hobbies range from following sports teams to building model trains to hiking and beyond. According to a CBS Miami Online article, the world of hobbies has accepted a new contender? fraud. One Miami woman found...
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