The aftermath of a tornado leaves more than just destruction and debris in its wake. Homes and lives are uprooted and the emotional toll is devastating. For victims of natural disasters, the pain of loss strikes twice when fraudsters attack.
Fraudsters come in all shapes and sizes – even those sworn to serve and protect. While the police may seem like the least likely fraudster – think again, because fraud lurks everywhere.
Leisurely surfing the web can be a dangerous ride these days. Viruses used to be small annoyances that infected your computer to an irritatingly slow pace, but for the most part harmless to your personal information. However, today there are thousands of viruses lurking in ...Read the rest
Wheelchair fraud is a growing concern not to be taken lightly. A patient recruiter for a medical equipment company was convicted by a Houston federal jury of healthcare fraud in a wheelchair fraud scheme. In this case, Medicare was billed for wheelchairs supposedly damaged in ...Read the rest
If current rates continue, by 2030 the number of Americans 65 and over living in nursing homes will rise to about 3 million. About 5% of adults 65 and older live in nursing homes, but nursing home residents account for about 20% of deaths from ...Read the rest
“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.” Today business owners face more risk than ever. The status quo of “being careful” or “doing what we have always done” just isn’t enough. In ...Read the rest
Almost all of us have observed, or been the victim of, a consumer fraud scam. Consumer fraud can include practices such as false or misleading advertising and selling, so that the consumer ends up with something other than what they had expected. It also consists of concealing ...Read the rest
In recent years, the state of Florida has risen to the top of the nation for insurance fraud, due largely in part to a boost in staged automobile accidents. The most significant increase can be seen in Tampa, FL, where, in the last two years, ...Read the rest