Friday, October 22, 2021

History Repeats Itself

History tends to repeat itself. While many fraudsters can learn from their mistakes, there are some who often return to old patterns of behavior. A Connecticut man who was gainfully employed by a restaurant, repeated his mistake from a decade earlier and tried to...

Hindsight is 20/20

A rather silly scam carried out by a pair of New Yorkers to feign blindness, all so they could freeload on public disability benefits, showed a clear lack of foresight. A press release published by the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York...

Unredeeming Qualities

Redeeming qualities are those that tend to balance out other personal characteristics that are not so great. For instance, your spouse's lack of timeliness causes you to be late for just about every function you attend together; however, their ability to work a crowd...

Stressed Out

Psychiatrists are supposed to help their patients cope with stress, not cause it. An article published by the Fairfield Patch tells about how a Connecticut psychiatrist and her husband caused quite a bit of stress for their patients, as well as their state's Medicaid...

The Old Switcheroo

A confidence trick or game is a deceptive tactic where an individual attempts to gain the trust of a victim by taking advantage of the human psyche. A Bristol, Connecticut social services business owner took advantage of her psychotherapy patients and their psyches by...

Connecticut Employees under Investigation for Food Stamp Fraud

When Hurricane Irene hit last year, it took its toll on a number of states on the Eastern seaboard. But few could anticipate that its impact would linger so long in Connecticut, where a government investigation into possible disaster aid fraud has placed several...

Thank You for Not Frauding

The history of “buttlegging,” or cigarette smuggling, is unfortunately rather established on the east coast of the US. The practice has commonly been used by organized crime and terrorist organizations to defraud the government of money and raise illicit funds. In fact,...

Ready, Willing and Able to Defraud

Unemployment benefits are intended to provide temporary financial assistance to people who are eligible to work, but have lost their job through no fault of their own. Beneficiaries of this program are usually American citizens, but non-permanent residents who have lost their jobs...

D-I-Y Fraud

Do-It-Yourself or D-I-Y projects are pretty popular. There are television networks and a multitude of websites devoted to explaining how to accomplish a variety of projects from start to finish. While D-I-Y projects usually save a lot of money, a Connecticut dentist who concocted...

Painful Mistakes

We've all made painful mistakes. (Whether buying something we can't afford, forgetting a significant other's birthday, or forgetting to set an alarm for an early morning flight, there are always consequences for our actions whether intentional or not.) Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' details...
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