Thursday, December 2, 2021

Fraud is Ageless

It seems that fraud is not just perpetrated by the young, but senior citizens have been known to get in on the criminal action as well. The Buffalo News covers an elderly woman who tried to scam the government by applying for Social Security...

The Beginning of the End

Hospice provides comprehensive, professional medical care to patients who are facing a terminal illness. The service is intended to provide comfort to people facing the end of their lives, not serve as a conduit for defrauding the government. The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that...

Second Chances

The best way to avoid punishment for breaking the rules is to follow the rules in the first place. An article in Newsday shares what happens when someone breaks the rules by committing disability fraud, gets caught and avoids punishment through cooperation. (Everyone...

Hiding Fraud

Straw ownership involves someone who appears to legally own property, but does so on behalf of the actual owner, who does not want to be recognized. This practice is generally legal, however, it can used for illegal purposes, including concealing assets from the...

Disadvantaged

The City of New York's Department of Education distributes federal funding for supplemental education services to benefit students attending under-performing public schools. This means that approved providers can collect more funding from the government if they increase the number of students receiving their...

Undercover Surveillance

When you think of surveillance, a non-descript white van or black sedan with tinted windows parked by the curb might come to mind. While a story reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle doesn't exactly give details on how the surveillance was conducted, however,...

Grappling with Fraud

Part of the intrigue of a wrestling match or martial arts competition is watching opponents grapple. Just like in combat sports, where there are a few tried and true methods for getting an adversary in a vulnerable position for the ''take down,'' the...

Hungry for Fraud

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the annual expenditure for food by a single consumer was approximately $3,900. The Democrat & Chronicle describes the story of a grocery store operator who received nearly twice that amount in food stamp...

False Advertising

False advertising is an unethical sales tactic used to encourage consumers to engage in a transaction they might otherwise pass up. As reported in the Times Ledger, today's ''Fraud of the Day'' describes how a doctor in New York used false advertising to...

Head Games

When someone plays head games in a relationship, he or she is clearly acting dishonestly with the intent to cause confusion. This can be disorienting, especially if one person in the relationship trusts the other person to look out for his or her...
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