Thursday, December 2, 2021

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...

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...

The $3 Million Mistake

We all make mistakes. Everyone once in while we may put salt instead of sugar in the coffee, miss a deadline at work or forget to record the big game. While some mistakes fair larger than others, we are guilty in the crime. According...

Schemers are Dreamers

The primary function of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) Scheme Development Center (SDC) is to detect suspicious criminal activity involving tax and related financial investigations and to assemble information on the suspected individuals and entities involved. (One of their responsibilities is to investigate tax...

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...

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...

X-ing Out Fraud

The Connecticut State Dental Association is quite clear about the requirement for all state dental assistants to pass the dental radiography portion of the Dental Assistant National Board's exam before being allowed to take x-rays in any dental office.A Connecticut dentist who operated two...

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...

Biting Off Too Much Credit

Listen to this Story Credit scores plummet when people fail to pay off their debts, making them very unattractive to potential lenders. (When credit scores go down, interest rates go up and obtaining a loan gets much harder.) Identity...

Earning Cash While Serving Time

When an unemployment benefits claim is filed, you are required by law to provide personal information including name, Social Security number (SSN), phone number and current address. By submitting the claim, which is considered a legal document, you are also certifying that you are...
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