Tuesday, November 29, 2022

[Fraud Trends Series] Trend #2: Unclaimed Property Fraud

Have you ever been contacted by phone, email, text, or letter notifying you that you are entitled to unclaimed property? (It’s kind of like winning the lottery. Who wouldn’t like that?) There’s apparently so much unclaimed property out there that the National Association of...

[Fraud Trends Series] Trend #1: Student Loan Debt

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives is an understatement. Consider the toll on physical and mental health, the changes in work life, supply chain issues, and problems with the global economy, just to name a few. Prior to the pandemic,...

[Fraud Trends Series] The Shifting Fraud Landscape

For the next two weeks, we will be running a special blog series focusing on the Top 10 Fraud Trends of 2022. Convicted bank robber Willie Sutton is best known for his response to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” “Because that’s where the money...

[VULNERABILITY ALERT] War in Ukraine: Cybersecurity Vulnerability

U.S. cybersecurity officials are urging all American agencies and companies to be on the lookout for increases in Russian cyberattacks amid the growing hostilities in the war on Ukraine. From SolarWinds Orion to the Colonial Pipeline attacks, state-sanctioned cybercriminals continue to increase the sophistication of their Tactics,...

COVID Feature: Another Day, Another Dollar

More than a year has passed since the coronavirus was discovered in a Chinese seafood and poultry market. Approximately three months later, the U.S. declared the viral outbreak a national emergency. Fraudsters, who recognize a nefarious opportunity when they see one, wasted no time...

A Vote Against Fraud

Voting has commenced for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election and with that comes legitimate concerns of voter fraud. One of the most recent cases of voting interference involves a ballot drop box in Los Angeles County that was set ablaze. Approximately one hundred ballots...

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...

COVID Feature: The Fraud Pandemic

Fraudsters tend to exploit those who are most vulnerable. The nation as a whole is at risk due to the coronavirus pandemic and has become a victim of fraudsters seeking to take advantage of the situation for their own financial gain. The Inspector General of...

COVID Feature: Click Right Here

Click fraud is a type of fraud where the owners of websites are paid a certain amount every time someone clicks on the ads featured on their website. This fraud can drain advertisers of their funds and put money in the pockets of website...

COVID Feature: It Wasn’t Me

Fraudulent unemployment insurance claims are at an all-time high due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While many claims are legitimate, the FBI has detected a spike in fraudulent requests. (Most fraudulent requests involve a fraudster stealing personal information from an unsuspecting victim.) The fraudster...
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