Friday, July 30, 2021

Spineless Fraudsters

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides monetary allowances, vocational training and rehabilitation, and VA-financed health care benefits to Korea and Vietnam Veterans' birth children who have been diagnosed with spina bifida, a malformation of the vertebrae in the spine that exposes the spinal...

Overstaying Your Welcome

Fraudsters tend to think that sham marriages are an easy path to gaining U.S. Citizenship. As evidenced by the actions of two immigrants from Trinidad and a pastor and Army sergeant from Colorado, that is not so. Participating in a sham marriage usually leads...

The Wrong Words

The “About” section of today’s fraudster’s business website states that, “She had discovered a unique and impactful way to empower people and change their lives for the better.” (It should really read, “She used her patients to change her life for the better, not...

Cabin Fever

Alaska has an estimated 67 days of total darkness in the northern most portion of the state commonly referred to as America's last frontier. The conditions can be harsh in the winter with subzero temperatures and an average of six feet of snow each...

A Trail of Fraud

For some criminals, fraud is self-perpetuating. One successful take leads to another and the cycle repeats, until they get caught. According to an article published in the Post Independent, a woman started out with one crime, got caught, pleaded guilty, served time, committed another...

Paying Debts

Debt can be crushing. Mortgage owners can easily get behind on monthly payments when an anticipated job promotion doesn't come through or a surprise company-wide layoff occurs. Graduates trying to pay back their school loans can also get behind just trying to navigate the...

Well…That’s Not Fair

Welfare programs have been assisting needy individuals and families for decades, attempting to provide a sense of comfort to those who are struggling. While the federal government provides a multitude of welfare options to assist needy individuals (needy being the key word), there are...

What’s Trending in Fraud

Lately popular media has been concerned with ''what's trending,'' meaning what's popular. While you personally may track what's trending in sports, music or politics, individuals fighting fraud are paying attention to what's trending in fraud. Today's Fraud of the Day from WestportNews.com highlights a...

From Beans to a Billion Behind Bars

We always hear crazy stories about how people landed in prison. Take one New York resident, for example, who was imprisoned first at the age of 18 and sentenced for possession of stolen property. So what exactly did this young man steal? A truck...

Millions Lost to Unemployment Fraud in Colorado

The state of Colorado is losing millions of dollars each year to unemployment fraud. But the key questions are? Who are the people committing unemployment fraud and what happens to them when they are caught? Denver's 9News.com recently investigated those very topics and learned...
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