Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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...

Roofing Scheme Has Holes

The recent recession and an underground economy have made times tough for the construction industry. Contractors are desperate for work and some companies compete for jobs with unfair advantages. Today's Fraud of the Day from The Daily Journal examines how one company was able...

Deceased Man Kept on Ice for Social Security Benefits

It's amazing and sometimes disgusting what a person will do for money. Today's Fraud of the Day from The Times-Picayune focuses on the case of a 45-year-old woman who admitted to helping stuff the remains of her roommate's dead father into an ice chest...

Nailing Fraud

Construction sites are typically full of large machines, nails scattered in the dirt and caution signs. There's a lot of scraping and banging as things are being built. While men and women with hard hats and neon vests bob in and out of building...

White Collar Sophistication

The idea of the ''white collar job'' brings to mind a number of images? suits and ties, board meetings and business deals. How about fraud? Today's Fraud of the Day from The Press-Enterprise highlights how one father-son duo committed white collar crime over two...

A Multiple Offender

You know that old saying, ''If you cheat once, you're likely to do it again?'? This advice is extremely relevant to the fraud scene; with people finding new ways to commit fraud, it's no wonder they will ''learn from their mistakes'' and try again....

Praying for Forgiveness

Have you ever done something you've regretted and found yourself hoping for some forgiveness? Today's Fraud of the Day from the BrynMawr-GladwynePatch reveals how one Pennsylvania resident might be seeking forgiveness if the fraud allegations made against him are true. The article reports that a...

Constructing Fraud

At times, a lot goes into building a fraud scenario. First, you must establish the framework – know the specific fraud you're committing and where the resources to commit said fraud live. Then, you'll need to lay the foundation – find support and methods...

Don’t Tell Dad

Do you remember getting in trouble as a child? That moment where you knew your future was bleak; a ''time out'' or ''grounding'' was in your cards and there was no avoiding it. Do you remember the realization that if only you could keep...

Earning Trouble

There is nothing like earning a paycheck for a good hard day's work. The feeling of accomplishment and self satisfaction warms the soul, as the benefits – whether monetary or not – roll in. While we may sit and revel in our accomplishment, we...
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