Monday, March 8, 2021

Losing Sleep

A lot of things can make you lose sleep. Perhaps you think too much about your ''to do'' list or maybe your significant other snores. There could also be a medical reason behind your inability to get enough rest. Whatever the case, sleep clinics...

Fraud Three-peat

The term ''three-peat'' is usually associated with American sports and is used to describe a team that has won three back-to-back championships. If there were a fraud championship, a woman mentioned in an article about health care fraud published in The Buffalo News, would...

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...

Going Undercover to Uncover Fraud

It used to be that federal agencies left undercover work to the Federal Bureau of Investigation but now, estimates say that around 40 government agencies have their own staff to do the often dangerous job. A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigative agent went...

The Truth about Lying

Never lie to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). (Falsifying information about your earnings is not a good idea at all.) A New Hartford businessman tried to avoid paying taxes by reporting incorrect earnings on his business tax returns, but eventually, the IRS caught him...

Whether Needed or Not

A lot of Medicare fraud occurs when claims for medical services allegedly rendered are submitted, regardless of whether the patient needed it or not. Unscrupulous providers who submit these fraudulent claims are counting on their elderly patients to not look too closely at their...

What is Medicaid Fraud?

Medicaid fraud negatively impacts taxpayers, state governments and more than 70 million eligible low-income people who need the government healthcare program benefits to pay their medical bills. Watch this video to discover the schemes most commonly used to defraud the Medicaid program and learn...

Keeping Your Tax Identity Safe

With all the focus on the holidays and the excitement at this time of year, the last thing most people are thinking about is their tax returns. Unfortunately, that's exactly what tax refund thieves are counting on. They know you've had a busy December...

Too Pushy

Not many people like to be pushed into something they don't want to do. The owners of three Chicago-area home health care companies pushed their employees to sign up unqualified Medicare beneficiaries for home health care services and the government pushed back hard in...

Crackdown on Tax Refund Fraud Catches Prisoners Filing $4.4 Billion in Fraudulent Returns

TIME recently reported that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ratcheted up its efforts to identify prisoners conducting tax refund fraud. (What a novel approach – checking to see if prisoners are still perpetrating crime.). The article points out that ''the issue of prisoners...
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