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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing us to navigate unchartered waters. Fraud related to this outbreak is no exception. Get the latest headlines here to stay informed.

Dumb Luck

Becoming a day trader is not for those who are risk averse. To be successful, one must be disciplined, patient, knowledgeable about the stock market, and adaptable when trading strategies go wrong. (Oh, and you need a lot of money to get started, plus...

ENVISIONING a FUTURE Without Fraud

The CAREs Act was established to provide economic assistance during the global health pandemic. One of the most important pieces of that Act was the PPP loan, which was set up to provide immediate financial assistance to businesses in the form of a Small...

COVID Feature: Already on the Inside

Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania inmates have been charged, along with their accomplices on the outside, with conspiring to obtain unemployment benefits intended for those who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro charged 20 inmates and accomplices across three...

International Fraud Ring

Why should Americans be the only beneficiaries of COVID-19-related unemployment benefits provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act? That’s a question that two Fort Branch, Ind., women may have asked themselves before agreeing to participate in a well-organized Nigerian fraud...

Committing Fraud to Pay for Another Fraud

Like most of the fraudsters who scammed the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program, Amber and Anthony Bruey, proud parents of four in Lehigh Acres, FL, developed a standard scheme to bilk the United States taxpayers. What puts Amber and Anthony...

COVID Feature: No Time to Gamble

Nevada is the latest in a string of states to report increased amounts of identity theft due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Nevada is known for legalized gambling, this is no time to be taking chances when it comes to safeguarding personal information. Thanks to...

Committing A Fraud As A Fraud

In spring of 2022, the Labor Department testified at a congressional hearing that they estimated there could have been “at least” $163 billion in unemployment-related “overpayments,” an estimate that includes wrongly paid sums as well as benefits obtained by malicious actors. One such malicious actor...

COVID Feature: Fraud Debris

A business owner from Virginia Beach, Va., is one of the latest to be accused of fraudulently obtaining coronavirus relief loans and using the funds for personal expenses. (Scott Suber is currently facing one count of bank fraud for being extremely selfish, amongst other...

A Family Business of Disappointment 

Anthony Zaghab, 52, of Colorado has been charged for unrightfully obtaining COVID relief loans and unemployment insurance.     Zaghab allegedly submitted false Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications. Between April 2020 and February 2021, Zaghab’s fraudulent submissions reached a net worth of $660,000 in payments. (Who said paperwork is a chore with that kind of return?)...

Targeting COVID-19 Fraud in Pennsylvania

There’s no emergency sufficiently dire nor human tragedy great enough to deter scammers from trying to cash in on them. That’s evident in the growing variety of COVID-19 fraud schemes being concocted and promulgated across the country as government and citizens battle the spread...
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