Friday, December 2, 2022

[Fraud Trends Series] Trend #4: Healthcare Fraud

While healthcare fraud has been around for a long time, the COVID-19 pandemic certainly opened up a Pandora’s Box of new scams. Using tried and true techniques, fraudsters managed to steal billions of dollars from U.S. healthcare insurance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid....

[Fraud Trends Series] Trend #7: Housing and Rental Assistance Fraud

The Emergency Rental Assistance program was developed during the COVID-19 pandemic to help alleviate the fears of Americans facing rental debt, evictions, and the basic loss of housing security. The idea was to provide funding to assist households that were unable to pay rent...

[Fraud Trends Series] Trend #8: Tax Refund Fraud

In 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) conducted more than 2,500 investigations, identified more than $10 billion in tax fraud and financial crimes, and had a 90 percent conviction rate. (I guess you could say that is the silver lining in the proverbial black...

[Fraud Trends Series] Trend #9: Social Security and Retirement Fraud

Social Security numbers can be likened to the “Golden Ticket” that gets Charlie into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. Identity thieves love them because these 9-digit numbers can be used to obtain credit cards or other loans, open bank accounts, apply for a job, file...

[Fraud Trends Series] Trend #10: Workers’ Compensation Fraud

This is the final blog in our Top 10 Fraud Trends in 2022 series. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) confirms that private industry employers reported 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2020. While these numbers declined by 5.7 percent from the previous...

[Fraud Trends Series] Trend #10: Workers’ Compensation Fraud

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) confirms that private industry employers reported 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2020. While these numbers declined by 5.7 percent from the previous year (that’s good news, at least), it’s important to note that total reported...
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