Sunday, May 22, 2022

Heard Around the World

When millions of records containing personal data for current and former federal employees were stolen through the infamous U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach in 2015, no one could have possibly anticipated the fall out, other than to predict it would be bad....

Lady Luck

I hate to break it to you, but you have a much better chance of being struck by lightning than winning the lottery or the jackpot on a poker machine. (Despite this depressing news, hopeful people flock to the grocery store or local mini...

Cheesy

Apparently, the world’s oldest cheese was recently found in an Egyptian tomb by archeologists. It is estimated to be 3,200 years old. (Can you imagine what that must have smelled like?) In addition to having a long storage life, according to a Southeast Portland,...

Nothing Routine About It

During a routine traffic stop, a driver is usually questioned, asked to present a driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. When an officer pulled over a man from Miami, Florida who was travelling through Lowndes County, Georgia, he found more than he ever...

On and Off

Marital status can affect a person’s ability to receive Social Security disability benefits. Today’s fraud article tells about a Bastrop, Louisiana woman who initially qualified to receive disability benefits based on her marital status. (She was separated from her husband at the time of...

Short-Sighted

A person who is short-sighted doesn’t have much foresight into what might happen in any given situation. (You could say they are living in the moment without much regard to the future.) The owner of an eye clinic in Jasper, Georgia was short-sighted when...

Life Line

For many individuals, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are a lifeline that keeps them from sinking. However, fraudsters look at the Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits program as a source of free-flowing income that can keep them afloat without a care in the world....

Piggy Bank

Around the 15th century, dishes and pots were made out of a type of clay called “PYGG.” When people during that day and time were able to save an extra coin or two, they would drop it into their PYGG clay pot. Fast forward...

Quid Pro Quo

The Latin term “quid pro quo” translates into “something for something.” (In other words, it means, “if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.”) A New Orleans, Louisiana woman committed Medicare fraud through a quid pro quo arrangement involving two Louisiana psychiatrists. While no...

The Price of Citizenship

The going rate for American Citizenship is $725. (This includes fees for the application and a background check.) Because the process can be a bit complex, impatient individuals seeking citizenship sometimes take a shortcut by enlisting the services of unscrupulous fraudsters who promise faster...
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