Thursday, February 27, 2020

To Tell the Truth

For many years, American taxpayers have been concerned that the Social Security Administration (SSA) will not have enough money to pay out benefits at retirement; yet, the agency continues to pay millions of dollars to people who are no longer alive. According to The...

Family Tree of Fraud

Sometimes there is nothing quite as enjoyable as family time. Bringing together the gang to bond and celebrate the pure joy of committing fraud together. Wait, what? While some families prefer to play sports or go to church together, others take to fraud. According...

Fraud’s Fast Track to Prison

People need to have confidence in their healthcare providers and in the government programs that help cover their healthcare costs. That was the message from a federal judge when he sentenced a San Antonio man to seven years in federal prison for his role...

Get Back to Work!

There are basically four ways an individual can be prosecuted for committing workers compensation fraud: 1) faking a work injury; 2) secretly working while collecting workers’ compensation benefits; 3) collecting benefits from multiple employers; and, 4) fraud rings. Today’s fraudster from Midland, Texas chose...

Norfolk woman spent dead mom’s Social Security

The death of a parent is always hard to accept – mustering the strength to move past the event often takes time. For one Virginia woman, it took nearly 14 years for her to ''accept'' her mother had passed. Though it might have gone...

Elderly Man Collects Deceased Mother’s Social Security Benefits

Each year, fraudulent benefit claims cost the Social Security Administration (SSA) millions of dollars in overpayments. Accepting benefits for a person who is deceased is one of the most common ways the program is defrauded. Today's Fraud of the Day, from the SSA's Office...

Abuse of Position

Occasionally acts of fraud are committed by people in positions of power or authority. (Sometimes, those we trust can hurt us the most.) An article published in the Examiner details the story of a licensed physician who took advantage of his position to fraudulently...

Pulling a Fast One

Listen to this Story Many foreign workers come to the United States through the H1-B visa program, which allows businesses to sponsor qualified workers from other countries who can provide specialized expertise in a particular area such as accounting, computer...

Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd and Four’s a Fraud Scheme

There's a saying that ''two's company, three's a crowd.'' This idiom usually is used when two people are seeking privacy and don't want to be bothered. A press release published by the Department of Justice details the illegal activities of two company...

Forging Ahead

One of the most common schemes used to bilk money from Medicare involves the unnecessary supply of power wheelchairs and medical supply accessories. An article published by The Tyler Morning Telegraph profiles a health care supply company owner who bilked Medicare of more than...
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