Monday, January 24, 2022

Dialing for Medicare Dollars

Telemarketing calls can be highly annoying, especially when the phone rings during dinner. An article in The Chicago Business Journal tells about the owner of a telemarketing company, who may have annoyed one person too many and got into trouble for dialing for Medicare...

Stretching a Dollar

If you’re thinking about living abroad while collecting Social Security benefits, it’s best to check with the Social Security Administration (SSA) Payments Abroad Screening Tool to see if you qualify before heading off to another country. An Ellenville, New York man continued to collect...

Government Gets Real with Refund Fraudster

Here's a clear message from the U.S. government to would-be thieves that exploiting honest, taxpaying Americans to drain the U.S. Treasury of their income tax refund money will not be tolerated. A news release published by the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a...

Unsuspecting Victims

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reports that in 2017, the number of taxpayers who reported tax-related identity theft declined by 50 percent. While this sounds like great news, identity thieves are becoming increasingly savvy at finding new ways to steal money from unsuspecting victims...

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...

Responsibilities

Being a fiduciary is a huge responsibility. It is a commitment to act in the best interest of someone or an entity that has been placed in their care. A New Kensington, Pa., man who was the fiduciary for his service-disabled brother misappropriated money...

One for the Books

It takes a conniving mind to make claims to the Internal Revenue Service for more than $63 million dollars in fraudulent income tax refunds, all processed by a single tax preparation business. (It also takes a lot of chutzpah.)But federal prosecutors allege that is...

Playing the System

Fraudsters think that they are good at playing the system. No matter the type of system, they try to work the situation so that they end up with an advantage. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' is about a Detroit woman, who kept trying to...

Home Health Fraud & Kickbacks

Four Los Angeles-area residents went from running healthcare businesses to serving time behind bars for their roles in a healthcare fraud scheme that stole at least $22 million from Medicare. A 43-year-old woman and a 61-year-old man were the owners and operators of Fifth Avenue...

Zapping Fraud

A sales zapper is a software tool that is used by fraudsters who want to falsify the electronic records for a point of sales system for the purpose of committing tax evasion. A Milan, Illinois business owner relied on one to help her steal...
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