Friday, March 5, 2021

Supermarket Special

Today, shoppers can accomplish multiple tasks at their local supermarket, while saving time and money. Shoppers can pick up everything they need for a tasty meal, fill a prescription, and even withdraw money or deposit a check at their bank branch located near the...

Good for What Ails You

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides a tax-free monetary benefit to veterans who are disabled as a result of their service to the military. Eligible veterans can receive anywhere from $133 to more than $3,300 per month, based on their level of...

National Trending

It takes effort to stay trendy. You can't walk around in the coolest clothes, drive the hippest car and sing lyrics to the most popular songs without good research. That being said, you may have one question, ''Does the same effort apply to staying...

Double Trouble

Defraud us once, shame on you; defraud us twice, shame on us. Sometimes, the fraudsters aren't the only ones to blame. Keeping track of who is eligible for what benefits and who actually receives them is an incredibly daunting challenge–and sometimes things...

COVID Feature: Who’s A Target?

As COVID-19 case numbers spike, so does the amount of fraud being committed in the United States. The credit bureau, TransUnion, released their quarterly report examining the most prevalent industries that will be targets of future COVID-19 schemes. The report disclosed that telecommunications, retail, and...

Clouded Judgement

Sometimes emotions can get the best of us, especially when death is involved. Grief can be a factor in bad decision-making, but the defense attorney for a woman who collected the Social Security benefits of her deceased mother for 15 years after her death...

Lies and Omissions

Omission can be a mistake resulting from neglect or lack of proper attention. Or it can be deliberate (which makes it another form of lying.) A press release from the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General tells about a woman whose...

COVID Feature: COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Perhaps you’ve heard about COVID-19 contact tracing. (If you’re out of a job, you might want to look into it. Many states are hiring for this position.) The CDC explains that contact tracing is one part of a multiprong approach to fighting the spread...

COVID Feature: Ransom

COVID-19 seems to be bringing out the worst in fraudsters. A new cyber blackmail scheme targets unsuspecting people online and threatens to infect their victims and families with COVID-19 if they refuse to pay a ransom. (There’s no doubt that innovative fraudsters are definitely...

COVID Feature: Fraudsters Preying on Medicare, Medicaid Recipients

Few things motivate people more through a crisis than the kindness of strangers. The shared humanity of “we’re in this together” is good for our mental and physical wellbeing. (Then there are those who ruin that good will with attempts to cash in on...
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