Saturday, February 27, 2021

The Game of Fraud

According to a recent article in The Baltimore Sun, food stamp fraud is big business in the Baltimore area. Unfortunately for the criminals participating in the wide-spread food stamp fraud scheme, law enforcement is ahead of their game. The article details the...

Ignorance is Not Bliss

A lot of bad things can happen when you are unaware. For instance, you may not know that there is a leaky water pipe in your kitchen ceiling. While on vacation, the pipe bursts and you return to a flooded house needing thousands of...

Monkey Business

Monkeys are lively, intelligent animals that behave similarly to humans in many ways. Just like humans, monkeys can be mischievous, but they generally do not commit fraud. The Telegram & Gazette reports about a Worcester woman, who was monkeying around with the Massachusetts Department...

Disenchanted in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, a popular Caribbean tourist destination, is commonly referred to as the ''Island of Enchantment.'? Known for its beautiful beaches, the territory of the United States exports pharmaceuticals, rum and, unfortunately, stolen personal identities. According to the Eagle Tribune, identify theft or the...

Not Exactly Home Sweet Home

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City runs a federally-funded voucher program for Section 8 housing that helps low-income families, the elderly and the disabled afford decent, safe housing in the private market. One of the 3,000 landlords participating in the locally administered rental assistance...

Tightening Exemptions

Owning a home is a big financial responsibility. On a monthly basis, home owners pay their mortgage and various utility and related bills. Annually, however, the property tax bill comes due. This money is important – it is the source of funding for schools,...

A License for Fraud

Have you ever been on the receiving end of the question? ''Driver's license and registration, please?'? If so, you were likely been pulled off to the side of the road, as the flashing blue lights served as a reminder of why you were about...

Fraud in Style

I'm told many women find spas to be a sanctuary – a place to blow off steam and forget the stresses of regular life. But with ''blowing off steam,'' typically comes some physical effort. According to an article in Southern Maryland Online, one woman...

Organizing Unemployment

The fear of unemployment looms over many in our country. With the tough economy as a constant reminder that unemployment could be a possibility for any of us, it is important that those who are eligible for unemployment insurance are able to receive it....

Ingenuity Gone Awry

Most of us believe in the American dream. All that's required is a lot of hard work, ingenuity and a little luck, and it's ours for the taking. Unfortunately, fraudsters usually try to avoid the work, misapply their ingenuity, and focus on the taking....
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