Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Easy Money

Just about everyone would like to make more money. It's the American way. We're hardwired for capitalism. But, most people work for what they earn. Fraudsters don't subscribe to that point of view. Instead, they are looking for easy money. Today's Fraud of the...

Constructing Fraud

At times, a lot goes into building a fraud scenario. First, you must establish the framework – know the specific fraud you're committing and where the resources to commit said fraud live. Then, you'll need to lay the foundation – find support and methods...

The Public Records Solution

Earning a college degree says a couple of things about someone. It shows that the individual can finish what he or she starts; that he or she has met certain, often rigorous, educational requirements; and that he or she values an education. It is...

Fraud, Fraud and More Fraud

The news of an oil spill is never pleasant. The damage inflicted by the spill on the livelihoods of people in the community and on the environment has the potential to be life changing. And, while we may dislike the inevitable increase in the...

Living the High Life

Living the high life comes with high expenses. It's not cheap to fashion the hottest trends and drive the fanciest cars – these things come with hefty price tags. While it's easy to rack up credit card bills, some fraudsters find it even easier...

486 Sticky Hands

With tax season, comes the temptation for criminals to falsely submit tax refunds for financial gain. Today's Fraud of the Day from the Sun Sentinel highlights the case of one Miami native whose sticky hands left marks on 486 false refund submissions. Now, he's...

Tax Refund Fraud Roundup

Officials are cracking down on any individuals found guilty in connection with tax refund fraud cases. According to today's Fraud of the Day from WCTV.com, two Florida residents discovered the hard way that the Department of Justice is making no exceptions. The article reports...

Witch Doctor

As a general rule, society trusts doctors. And, why shouldn't we? They're knowledgeable, talented and have spent quite a bit of time in school studying topics most of us would never want to touch. Plus, they live by an oath –...

Full House

There are days in this business that make me just want to curl up in the tiny space underneath my desk and cry. This is one of them. According to today's ''Fraud of the Day'' from The Huffington Post, 741 tax returns were filed...

Florida Inmate Accused of Tax Refund Fraud Scheme

Some people go to prison, repay their debt to society and are rehabilitated. Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. I've written before about instances in which fraudsters orchestrate fraud (e.g., unemployment fraud, tax refund fraud) from behind bars. And, that's what's alleged by prosecutors...
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