Monday, December 9, 2019

Pen Pal

Prison can get pretty lonely. Even though conditions within the prison system can be quite adverse, many incarcerated individuals cope by studying to further their education, writing articles or stories or adopting a pen pal. (There are many websites that claim to match prisoners...

Placing a High Priority

The government places a high priority on prosecuting criminals who use stolen identities to file fictitious income tax returns and claim fraudulent refunds. A Department of Justice (DOJ) press release details how one man victimized a wide variety of vulnerable people by participating in...

Go Big or Go Home

Criminals are known for ''going big'' or trying to steal as much as they can so that they can live extravagant lives. (After all, they usually reason that the ill-gotten money will allow them to buy luxury items such as designer clothes, expensive cars...

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...

Choose Your Friends Wisely

It is important to choose friends and business partners wisely because bad company corrupts good character. An article published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution details the story of nine unscrupulous business associates who ran a scam that bilked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of more...

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...

At the Intersection of Fraud and the Law

Parallel lines run side by side, but they never intersect at any point. An article published in The Dallas Morning News tells about a husband and wife who ran a tax preparation business that served as a front for several parallel fraudulent operations. The story...

Fraud at First Sight

People often meet their soul mates through friends or family, blind dates or serendipitous situations. In an article published in The Oregonian, one woman met her husband, who happened to be a prisoner, through an online dating service. (I'm not even going to tell...

Making a Statement about Debt

There are many ways to pay off debt. Some of the most popular suggestions include making a budget and sticking to it; paying the most expensive bill first; cutting up credit cards; or using cash only. (You would be hard pressed to find any...
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