Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Zombie Fraud

It's pretty common to hear about fraud cases where the identity of a deceased person has been stolen by a criminal and used to collect a variety of government benefits for years before getting caught. Sadly, a story in the Conroe-Montgomery County Patch profiles...

The Land of Free Benefits

When Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner, he described the United States as the land of the free and the home of the brave. (Nothing about it being a great place for foreign fraudsters to receive free benefits).According to Las Vegas television...

In Hot Water

Hot tubs are great for anyone with sore muscles or chronic pain. According to a Department of Justice press release, the person at the center of today's ''Fraud of the Day'' spent up to 15 hours a day in a hot tub due to...

Good Graces

It's important for small business owners to stay in the good graces with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). A North Carolina couple, who operated an online business, neglected to report their gross earnings and fell out of the good graces of the IRS. An article...

Family and Friends Fraud

Imagine discovering that your tax preparer had defrauded the IRS—in your name. Then imagine that this person is a friend or relative (and you're not in on the scam). According to The Bismarck Tribune, a crooked tax preparer in North Dakota was caught exploiting...

Bad Apple in the Big Apple

As reported in the New York Daily News, today's tale is of a New Yorker who admitted to a long-term fraud against the Social Security Administration (SSA) over disability benefits. The New Yorker retired because of a shoulder injury after a 12-year career, but then...

Mail Fail

There are still many letter carriers who must deliver mail house-to-house on foot, so it's not hard to believe that one could get injured while making the appointed rounds. But a recent Cleveland.com report exposes one former postal worker, who now must shoulder a...

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...

Glorified Taxi Service

According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, fraudulent ambulance services cost the agency $350 million each year. While these benefits programs will pay for non-emergency ambulance transportation for qualified beneficiaries that have a written order from their doctor vouching that it is...

Medical Maniacs

A Southern California medical practice's conspiracy to defraud Medicare and Medi-Cal, by billing the health benefits programs for false anti-psychotics prescriptions multiple times, has history-making impudence, according to a January report by Healthcare Finance News. The report details an investigation – dubbed ''Operation Psych...
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