Friday, October 22, 2021

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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

Cannon Ball

Some fraudsters dip their toe in the proverbial fraud pool before jumping in. They’ll dabble in something small before gaining confidence to pull off...

Fraud with a Smile

A Worcester, Mass., dental office manager has pleaded guilty to her participation in a scheme to defraud the Massachusetts Medicaid program, commonly known as...

Never Waste a Crisis

In early 2020, severe shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as N95 masks, gloves, and gowns occurred when the COVID-19 virus created a...

Not Your Brother’s Social Security

Chris Harvey Sayler, 74, of Olalla, Wash., was sentenced to 25 months in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identify theft for a 20-year-long...

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...

The Emotional Toll of Identity Theft and Fraud on Victims

Both the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) and FraudoftheDay.com want to remind everyone about the victims and the ongoing emotional changes that they are...

Getting Taxpayers the Money they are Owed, Quickly without Identity Fraud

The Kentucky Department of Revenue's (DOR) job is not just to collect taxes, but to get taxpayers the money they are owed as quickly...