Thursday, November 15, 2018

Vowing to Fraud

Upon getting married, couples have the option to write their own vows, or recite prewritten vows before the official ''I do.'? I've been to many weddings, and perhaps it's protocol to leave the next statement out, but never have I heard? ''I vow to...

Concrete Confessions

Do you like the expression? ''It's set in stone''? It is great to use when talking about sentencing fraudsters. It is music to my ears to hear: ''The sentencing for fraud is set in stone.'? According to an Amarillo Globe-News article, one...

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...

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...

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...

Time to Start Watching

I hate to see anyone become the victim of a scam, but it is especially hard to realize that people who perpetrate public assistance fraud are really scamming me – the taxpayer. And, not just me. No, they are also scamming my family, my...

Sisters Sentenced to 115 Months in Prison in Connection with Identity Fraud and Tax...

The concept of stealing someone's identity has been around a long time. But in today's Fraud of the Day from WFSA.com, the fraudsters added a new twist: stealing identities for other people? The article reports that two sisters from Montgomery, Alabama...

Unemployment Insurance Program under Scrutiny for Three Years – Finally Cracks Down

How did it take an unemployment insurance program that has been under scrutiny for the last three years until now to finally crack down on fraud by 130 city workers in Washington, D.C.? We may not know why, but according to The Washington Post,...

American Citizen Fakes Identity, Choosing Deportation Over Prison

We've all heard of illegal immigrants posing as Americans to gain work – but what about Americans posing as illegal immigrants to gain travel? That's the story of this fraud of the day, based on a report by the Christian Post. It all started...
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