Thursday, January 20, 2022

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

A Faulty Getaway Plan

What’s worse than standing in line at the DMV? Getting arrested at one. A Dominican national has been sentenced for using the identity of...

Worst Employee of The Month

One would think that a former government employee would know better than to break the law. This wasn’t the case for Sean Okrzesik, 34,...

Building a Case Against Construction Fraud

California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF) was created to provide fairly-priced workers’ compensation insurance for entrepreneurs, make the workplace safe, and restore injured workers....

Mother-Daughter Duo

Fraud rings are usually well-organized groups of deceptive individuals who intend to take advantage of other people, charities, businesses, or government agencies for their...

FEDERAL FRAUD

Responsibilities

Being a fiduciary is a huge responsibility. It is a commitment to act in the best interest of someone or an entity that has...

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...

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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...

What Does Fraud Actually Do to its Victims?

In honor of International Fraud Awareness Week (November 12-18), a worldwide event which serves to get the word out about fraud and its related crimes, organizations are working to help consumers and businesses understand not just the things they can do to minimize their risk of identity theft, but also the very serious ways that being a victim can hurt you. For more than a decade, the Identity Theft Resource Center has compiled the Identity Theft: The Aftermath report, which surveys victims who have previously contacted the nonprofit organization about their identity theft problems.

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...