Thursday, October 6, 2022

Going Undercover to Uncover Fraud

It used to be that federal agencies left undercover work to the Federal Bureau of Investigation but now, estimates say that around 40 government agencies have their own staff to do the often dangerous job. A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigative agent went...

Collecting Fraud

People collect all sorts of memorabilia including stamps, comic books, stuffed animals, coins and baseball cards to name just a few. Usually, collectors spend their own money to add something new to their prized collection, but a neurologist from Michigan spent nearly $2 million...

Tis the Season for Tax Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers Stolen Identity Refund Fraud (SIRF) to be at the top of the list for tax fraud in addition to a host of other scams that can be just as damaging. As American taxpayers prepare to submit their tax...

Whether Needed or Not

A lot of Medicare fraud occurs when claims for medical services allegedly rendered are submitted, regardless of whether the patient needed it or not. Unscrupulous providers who submit these fraudulent claims are counting on their elderly patients to not look too closely at their...

Hide and Go Seek

Fraudsters tend to think that if they can hide stolen money or benefits, the government will never be able to find them or their secret stash. (However, the government is pretty good at playing Hide and Go Seek. They know all of the hiding...

Shortcut to Temporary Success

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article entitled, “Waterbury grocery store worker sentenced in Food Stamp fraud” posted on WTNH.com. A Waterbury man was sentenced Thursday in Hartford to 30 months in prison for defrauding the federal stamp program.

You Can’t Make This Up

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a great list of tips for choosing a tax return preparer. One tip mentions the importance of reviewing the entire return before signing it. (This is obviously so any errors can be caught before sending it in.) A...

Online Benefits

There are many advantages to online shopping. With a click of a button, traffic, long lines and big crowds at the mall disappear and a desired item is on its way to your house. Hard-to-find treasures can be discovered through online marketplaces...

Florida DCF is Fighting Fraud—it’s not a matter of if we catch you, it’s...

Florida DCF is Fighting Fraud—it's not a matter of if we catch you, it's when A few weeks ago, I stood alongside partner agencies and law enforcement to announce new anti-fraud initiatives we are putting in place at the Department of Children and Families (DCF)....

Go Big or Go Home

Criminals are known for ''going big'' or trying to steal as much as they can so that they can live extravagant lives. (After all, they usually reason that the ill-gotten money will allow them to buy luxury items such as designer clothes, expensive cars...
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