Saturday, April 17, 2021

Manipulating the System

For patients that have isolated joint conditions with scar tissue, manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) is a procedure that improves range of motion with less pain. (Anesthesia helps to sedate patients, so they experience less muscle spasms and resistance while gaining range of motion.) A...

Uncovering Tracks

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on a Department of Justice press release entitled, “Florida Resident Sentenced to Prison for Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Scheme”. A Miami-Dade County, Florida resident was sentenced to 70 months in prison for his role in a stolen identity refund fraud scheme.

The Most Dreaded Time of the Year

It’s tax season, the accounting profession’s most favorite time of the year. It used to be that taxpayers dreaded filling out the confusing tax forms just because they might owe Uncle Sam some money. But now, taxpayers fear having their identities stolen and used...

The Father of Identity Theft

Here are some famous fathers that you may have heard of: Vint Cerf, Father of the Internet; Jacques Cousteau, Father of Scuba Diving; and, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Fathers of the Airplane. It’s doubtful that you have heard of James Jackson, the self-proclaimed Father...

Ditch the Disguise

The Internet is full of links to crimes carried out in ridiculous disguises. Some of my favorites include two men who used a permanent marker to draw mustaches and beards on their faces; the ‘Duct Tape Bandit,’ who wrapped his head in, you guessed...

Can You Hear Me Now?

Judging by that title, you know this fraud blog is about cell phones in some way, form or fashion. Listen up so you can learn more about how a woman used stolen personal information to commit identity theft at several cell phone retail stores...

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...

Please Don’t Be My Neighbor!

A California woman who orchestrated a multi-year identity theft and tax refund fraud scheme was apparently planning to bring her operation even closer to home by stealing her neighbor’s mail. An investigation of Parnian Djafarzadeh by the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Postal Service...

What’s Yours is Mine

Each year millions of people fall victim to identity thieves, and the problem is only getting worse. With identity theft rates setting new records year after year, it is no wonder that the courts do not take these cases lightly. Today’s “Fraud of the...

Beware of Rising Premiums

A Washington, D.C.-based insurance broker was in a good position to get rich off one of the U.S.’s biggest health insurance companies. That is, until the law caught up with him. Now, he’s facing prison time for healthcare fraud and identity theft. A federal jury...

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