Tuesday, November 29, 2022

[Fraud Trends Series] Trend #5: Vehicle Title Fraud

Many people work hard to save up to pay cash for their vehicles only to be duped by fake title scams. In an era where online car buying is common, it’s easy for criminals to hide behind websites that make everything look legitimate. (It’s...

Fastest Growing Fraud

It looks like identity theft fraudsters are at it again. As if ''true-name'' or traditional identity theft is not bad enough, it looks like ''synthetic'' identity theft is an even bigger challenge that is wreaking havoc with millions of credit reports across the...

No More Crimes without Fines

When a criminal steals something from a store – let's say an expensive piece of jewelry – he or she usually is required to provide restitution (i.e., give the item back) and receive a punishment, such as a heavy fine and/or jail time. That's...

Double Dose

Doctors usually advise against taking a double dose of medication to catch up when a recommended spoonful, pill or shot has been missed. (Sometimes the side effects of missing a dose can be detrimental to one's health when the doctor's orders are not followed.)The...

Plotting Fraud

Sometimes you have to wonder how an author comes up with a plot for a best-selling novel. Elements that make for great fiction can include a protagonist using their position of power to steal from the poor in order to fund a lavish lifestyle....

Underreporting Income Produces Fraud

According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the favorite form of tax evasion in the United States happens to be underreporting income. This happens when a taxpayer either claims less money than they actually made or they claim more deductions, exemptions and credits than...

[Fraud Trends Series] Trend #10: Workers’ Compensation Fraud

This is the final blog in our Top 10 Fraud Trends in 2022 series. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) confirms that private industry employers reported 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2020. While these numbers declined by 5.7 percent from the previous...

Recycling Patients

There's no doubt that recycling is good for the environment. It helps to reduce trash that fills landfills, uses old stuff to make new stuff, and saves money, natural resources and energy. A nurse mentioned in a Home Health Care News article took recycling...

Fueling Fraud

Beginning in May 2007, the Energy Independence and Security Act required petroleum refiners and importers to have renewable fuel in their product mixes. They could meet this requirement by purchasing credits from renewable fuel producers. A Department of Justice press release tells about how...

COVID Feature: Opportunistic and Lacking Empathy

The coronavirus pandemic has left millions without jobs and caused severe financial loss for many families and businesses across the country. Unfortunately, what most people see as a crisis, other unscrupulous individuals see as an opportunity to defraud consumers and the government. (Let’s just...
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