Friday, April 23, 2021

Guest Writer: Margaret Fulton

Whose Tax Payment Is It Anyway? Keeping up with fraudulent techniques is a daily activity at the New Hampshire Department of Revenue (''NHDRA''). NHDRA has, with the help of our embedded IT team and thought-provoking articles published via The Fraud of the Day, risen to...

A Storm of Stamps

When Hurricane Irene slammed into the coast of New Jersey in August 2011, it left many parts of the state a disaster with a tally of over two million homes without power, and subject to widespread flooding/wind damage. In an effort to assist the...

Double your Crime, Double the Time

So how much of a prison sentence should you get when you not only help people obtain unlawfully produced driver's licenses, but also provide this service exclusively to criminals? We've got double the trouble here, as a New Hampshire dynamic duo teamed up to...

Raise Your Hand if You Want Benefits!

Unemployment benefits can be a critical lifeline for those who find themselves in hard times and without a paycheck. In fact, these benefits helped keep 3.2 million Americans out of poverty in 2010. That's the good news. As with most things...

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...

Food Stamps for Everyone!

Most people hear the words ''Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program'' (SNAP) and still think food stamps. You'd think the phrase ''food stamps'' would be clear to most people, but it's amazing how many individuals read ''food'' as ''whatever you want.'' More and more,...

The Walking Dead

There are some people in this world who are a bit disingenuous. You know the type? they say one thing and do another. And, of course, there are fraudsters – people who lie to steal (usually) money that belongs to someone else. But the...

Tax Refund Fraud – Potentially a $26 Billion Problem over the Next Five Years

Tax season is over, but the problem of tax refund fraud remains. In fact, the troubles may just be beginning for those who have recently had their tax refunds stolen. And, according to a story from CNN.com, the government has a lot of work...

New Jersey Woman Gets Prison Time for Student Loan Fraud

Going on to higher education can be quite pricey, so the need for student loans is pretty common. But what about when you start applying for upwards of 90 student loans in the time span of four years? Better yet – what about when...

A Car Loan before Kindergarten?

Parents expect to worry about certain things? are their kids hitting all the key developmental milestones? Should the kids be spending so much time on the computer? Are they doing well in school? Now, according to today's fraud from The Salt Lake Tribune, they...
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