Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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...

Faking Sick Finds Trouble

Faking an illness is wrong. Every kid who has ever claimed to be sick so he or she didn't have to go to school knew it at the time. Kids grow up and most of us recognize as adults that this behavior is unacceptable....

A Mood Killer

I think it's safe to say that we all get a little moody every now and then. Sometimes it's the little things that set us off; and sometimes it's the big things, like Social Security Disability Insurance fraud. Ok, that's one of my triggers....

A Mother’s Love

We all know that our caregivers shape us. Oftentimes, parents and guardians give everything to their children, perhaps even when they're long gone. Well, according to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the Social Security Administration (SSA), one 80 year-old...

Witch Doctor

As a general rule, society trusts doctors. And, why shouldn't we? They're knowledgeable, talented and have spent quite a bit of time in school studying topics most of us would never want to touch. Plus, they live by an oath –...

Karma Bites

The idea of karma is a beautiful thing: violence begets violence, what goes around comes around. It's comforting to know that maybe, just maybe, what you do earlier in life will contribute to your happiness (or unhappiness) later in life. Luckily...

Building a Tower of Lies

It's a fact of life that what is true today might be a lie tomorrow. But in a world of paperwork and bureaucracy, keeping up with what's true and what isn't in real-time is a difficult task. More often than not, there's...

Double Trouble

Defraud us once, shame on you; defraud us twice, shame on us. Sometimes, the fraudsters aren't the only ones to blame. Keeping track of who is eligible for what benefits and who actually receives them is an incredibly daunting challenge–and sometimes things...

Sovereign Citizens Are People Too

Today's Fraud of the Day, from The Examiner.net comes to us from the ''Show Me'' state, where one Kansas City native was in for a rude awakening when he discovered that despite his status as a 'sovereign citizen,' he could still be charged for...

Bagel Bamboozlement?

What do disability claims and bagels have in common? They both have holes. At least that's potentially the case in today's Fraud of the Day from the NYDailyNews.com. And, the joke is pretty funny...unless you're thinking like a taxpayer. The...
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