Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Walking Dead

There are some people in this world who are a bit disingenuous. You know the type? they say one thing and do another. And, of course, there are fraudsters – people who lie to steal (usually) money that belongs to someone else. But the...

Not Playing Fair

Children are often subject to more danger than that of adults – especially when it comes to identity fraud. Fraudsters find it easy to steal Social Security Numbers from children, and it is difficult for the government to catch these schemes because children do...

Florida DCF is Fighting Fraud—it’s not a matter of if we catch you, it’s...

Florida DCF is Fighting Fraud—it's not a matter of if we catch you, it's when A few weeks ago, I stood alongside partner agencies and law enforcement to announce new anti-fraud initiatives we are putting in place at the Department of Children and Families (DCF)....

Too Much Time on Their Hands

It's reasonable to think that if teenagers get involved in after-school activities such as sports, clubs or a part-time job, they'll be more likely to stay out of trouble. An article published by the South Florida Business Journal explains how two teenagers stayed pretty...

At Risk

According to a recent report from the General Accounting Office (GAO), identity theft cost the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) more than $5 billion during the 2013 tax year. Today's ''Fraud of the Day'' story, reported in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, details how a brother...

All in Good Fun

It can be entertaining to see an impersonation of a nationally recognized figure or a high ranking government official. Many a late night talk show host has imitated presidents, movie stars and sports figures – all in good fun, eliciting laughs and guffaws from...

Till Jail Do Us Part

A married couple from Atlanta probably didn't vow to commit crime together when they tied the knot, but they are about to be separated by a prison sentence they received for committing tax refund fraud. An article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle details...

Frugal Fraud

Usually, people who commit fraud do so to fund a lavish lifestyle. They purchase designer name items, luxury cars and expensive real estate so they can live in a posh manner. The Washington Times reports on a California man who appears to have committed...

Tired of Fraud

Many people look forward to retirement and the ability to finally live out their dreams during the ''Golden Years.'' Whether that vision includes a trip around the world, playing golf every day or buying an island in the Caribbean, money is a requirement...

Absolutely Corrupt

Corruption occurs when someone abandons ethical standards in order to commit an illegal or immoral act for personal gain. Fraud always involves corruption. It is a selfish and dishonest act carried out at the expense of others. The Montgomery Advertiser reports...

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