Tuesday, December 7, 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

Beware of Criminal Mothers

One of the many responsibilities of being a parent includes being a protector. A lot of effort is put forth to warn children of...

Caught on Camera

A lot of fraudsters who try to scam workers’ compensation programs get caught while working out in the gym. (It’s hard to lie when...

The Feel of Cold, Hard Cash

Can you imagine what it feels like to cash $3.3 million in checks? Argyrios “Eric” Mavros, 57, knows what that feels like. And he...

International Fraud Ring

Why should Americans be the only beneficiaries of COVID-19-related unemployment benefits provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act? That’s a...

FEDERAL FRAUD

From Cage to Cage

Leona Biser, 52, of Vestaburg, Pa., allegedly confined her 53-year-old, disabled sister to a wooden cage so that she could wrongfully collect her older...

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…...

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Reducing Identity Theft Refund Fraud

Combatting tax refund identity fraud is a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The agency's website reports that through November of 2015,...

5 Technology Trends Agencies Use to Combat Tax Refund Identity Fraud

Deborah Smith, MBA, LexisNexis Risk Solutions Former Executive Director, Personal and Business Taxes, Ohio Department of Taxation Thanks to advances in technology, tax return preparation and...

Keeping Your Tax Identity Safe

With all the focus on the holidays and the excitement at this time of year, the last thing most people are thinking about is...

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...