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Paying Respects

There are many ways to pay respects to someone who has died. You can attend the funeral, give a eulogy, send flowers or make a donation to the deceased person's favorite charity. An article in The Washington Post reports that the U.S....

What A Toothache

There are several skillsets you should possess to successfully be an office manager. Deceiving those around you and being able to discreetly embezzle money do not meet the criteria. (Try putting that under the ‘qualifications’ section of your resume. I doubt you’d get many...

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Online banking customers enjoy instant access to their account balances from their computers and mobile devices. Checking account balances, reviewing transactions, paying bills and easily transferring money between accounts is a nice perk of the service. A Sandy Springs, Ga., man used his online...

Cheating the Way into Office

The race for political office can get heated quickly – especially when it becomes clear that a candidate has used unethical methods to win. While we would like to believe the human race proceeds morally and ethically with all things, the reality is some...

Federal Crop Fraud

Since our country was founded, farmers have been the backbone of the United States. They plant and harvest their crops with the intention of selling them at a profit; and whether the buyer is the local grocery store or a restaurant chain across the...

Access Denied

The first day on a job usually requires a new employee to spend time filling out a mountain of forms containing a lot of personal information. In order to get a paycheck, workers must provide a name, address, Social Security number and a...

Nickname for Fraudster

There are many reasons why people have nicknames. Sometimes they are bestowed on someone as a term of endearment or chosen because the person doesn't like their real name. An article published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution details a $1 million tax fraud scam perpetrated...

Cashing in on the Vulnerable

Fraudsters love to cash in on the vulnerabilities of their victims, especially the disabled and the deceased. A man who owned a North Miami check cashing business cashed in on more than 2,000 victims in these two categories, netting more than $11 million in...

Violated by Fraud Part 1

This is a true story of a LexisNexis colleague's overwhelming experience with identity theft. Let's just call him Bill. In November of 2011, I received a voicemail message at home from a large financial institution that initially I thought was an attempt to solicit...

Making a Good Choice

Tax season is around the corner once again, and I can't stress enough how important it is to choose an honest and reliable tax preparer if you are not completing your own forms. The Monterey County Herald details a story about a woman...

Get Your Fraud Fix!

Five days a week wake up to the most current fraud article in your mailbox.