Saturday, May 15, 2021

FRAUD OF THE WEEK – Last 5 Days

Death Fraud

Food stamp fraud is big business, and an increase in investigations has revealed that a large portion of this type of fraud occurs due...

Homewrecker

Sounds Like Fraud

The Heart of the Matter

An Integrated Approach to Fraud

A California Chiropractor and owner of R.I.S.E Medical Center (RISE Wellness) told patients that his company, which operated in Bonita and Oceanside, offered an...

Serial (and Possibly Cereal) Fraudster

Forrest Gump felt life was like a box of chocolates, but some crooks find fraud to be like a potato chip—try one and you...

Tangled Web Unravels

A Montana woman parlayed 17 years of deception into more than $325K of government benefits she was not entitled to. This included nearly $196K...

Busted Scheme in Broken Arrow

A businessman from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to fraudulently obtaining a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Young and Wicked

Elderly people are one of the most common demographics targeted by fraudsters because they are seen as more vulnerable and easier to exploit. Fraudsters...

Silent Partner

The Department of Justice works collaboratively with local law enforcement and national law enforcement agencies to detect and prosecute healthcare fraud schemes that cross...

A 27-Year “Mistake”

An Ohio man pleaded guilty in 2019 to Social Security Fraud after spending his mother’s social security checks for 27 years after she died…...

A Storm of a Lie

Wherever there is a disaster, it seems there is someone trying to cash in on it. But, what most fraudsters don’t realize is that...

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Improvements in Identify Theft and Tax Fraud Detection Capabilities for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made great strides in detecting tax refund fraud. As of March 4, 2017, the IRS reported that it...

The Importance of Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

Deborah Smith, MBA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Former Executive Director, Personal and Business Taxes, Ohio Department of Taxation Tax season has arrived. In addition to collecting and...

Guest Writer: Eva Velasquez

Identity theft is not one single type of crime. In fact, there are several different varieties of identity theft, such as medical, financial, criminal...

Knowledge is Power. Protect Your Personal and Financial Information.

In this day and age, tax fraud and identity theft is a business. Unfortunately, there are people that make a career out of defrauding...