Friday, February 26, 2021
Home Multiple Fraud and Other Offenses

Multiple Fraud and Other Offenses

Nassau Social Services Fraud Unit Improves Performance

As any ''Fraud of the day'' reader knows, there are a lot of fraudsters out there using some creative – and some not-so-creative – approaches to defrauding government programs. Federal, state and local agencies are combating these efforts and, as is the case with...

The Land of Free Benefits

When Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner, he described the United States as the land of the free and the home of the brave. (Nothing about it being a great place for foreign fraudsters to receive free benefits).According to Las Vegas television...

Hanging Up on Fraud

We live in a day and age when wireless devices outnumber the U.S. population. Even though we are more connected than ever, we tend to take communication for granted and forget that millions of low-income people can't afford phone service. The Federal...

Hoist the Surrender Flag

Let's take it to the open seas? Are you familiar with pirate history? Perhaps you've read about Blackbeard's infamous capture of South Carolina in 1718. If not, you've surely seen at least one chapter of the recent pirate movie sequels. You know the drill?...

Fraud Chaser

The term "ambulance chaser" refers to lawyers who help clients to obtain damages related to a personal injury. The man at the center of today 's "Fraud of the Day" could be called a "fraud chaser" because he used his ambulance company to chase...

Education Misrepresentation

There are fraudsters in every industry, and that includes the growing for-profit education market. The Times of India has reported a case in which the managers of a few for-profit universities exploited both recipients of domestic student financial aid and those with international student...

High-Flying Fraud

Listen to this Story Perhaps it's too much temptation for some people to work for a company that accommodates the high-flying lifestyles of others. That appears to be the case for one California human resources administrator at a private...

Guest Writer: Richard Ainsworth

Sales suppression, also known as skimming, is an old retail fraud. A businessman simply keeps two tills. He rings up some sales for the record, and other sales are either not rung up at all or handled through an open cash drawer. Technology has changed...

Falsifying Family Ties

One questionable parenting technique? Exploiting your kids for government services, as did one New York mom, who falsely claimed to the state's Department of Social Services that she had her two children in her custody. The Batavian reports that the woman successfully enrolled in...

Friends in Fraud

For most of us, the concept of stealing another person's identity is totally incomprehensible. First of all, it's against the law; second, it's completely immoral and third, well...I don't know, your mother probably told you not to do it. But regardless of what your...
- Advertisement -

Get Your Fraud Fix!

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