Increased Fraud in 2013 increases consumer apathy

Fraud expert Linda Webb aka The Fraud Dog says that almost every consumer has experienced some form of fraud, whether identity theft, and/or credit card theft. For most consumers like mentioned in this recent survey, is almost expected to have some form of fraud against them, ...Read the rest

Mortgage Fraud – From Floppers to Flippers in 2013

With the return of home buying for 2013 you can bet there will still be those creative fraudsters out there trying to work the best deal in the home-buying market. Who wouldn’t want to get the best deal for the home you are buying says ...Read the rest

Fraud Tips: Online Classified Ads

When you are searching through various classified ads online,  always be aware that the fraudster may be trying to sell you something that is not real or, better yet, trying to scam you out of money. Either way classified ads can be a cheap and ...Read the rest

The Athletic Mindset Co-Author, Linda Webb, Speaking at Broward Library’s Board Social

Linda Webb, co-author of The Atheltic Mindset — Three Tools for Success, will be speaking at the Broward Public Library Foundation for an informal Board Social. She will be speaking about her book, allowing Board members to get a better sense of the book and ...Read the rest

Medicare contractors are being asked for more information regarding how they identify and report fraud. This questions was brought on by a series of reports that contained inefficiencies in their fraud reporting procedures. The lawmakers requesting this information are asking medicare contractors for the following information: data from ...Read the rest

Kamoliddin Akramov, a foreign exchange student in St. Louis, pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program. The citizen of Kazakhstan was on a J1 visa in the United States when he started to create fake companies in St. Louis, ...Read the rest

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz recently sponsored a fraud prevention seminar for South Florida seniors. According to Wasserman Schultz seniors are prime targets for scams, identity theft, and other schemes. She shared some tips with them and told the attendees what kind of situations call ...Read the rest

California resident, Valery Dobrushin, was charged with insurance fraud and faces up to 11 years in prison. Dobrushin owned and operated “Val’s Optical” where he was illegally providing eye exams and prescribing glasses to over 300 customers. Prosecutors said that Dobrushin was billing insurance companies for ...Read the rest

In a recent story out of Seattle, a U.S. District Court, sentenced three family members to prison for a disability fraud scheme that lasted more than 30 years. The Social Security Administration and the State Department of Social and Health Services were defraud by the George ...Read the rest

In what is being called the largest Medicare fraud bust in U.S. history, charges have been brought against 107 individuals, including doctors, nurses, and other licensed medical professionals. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations swept seven cities across the country and involved approximately $452 million in ...Read the rest