Tips to avoid IRS Tax Refund Fraud in 2014

 Tax season is here and the fraudster is chomping at the bit, ready to file fraudulent tax returns using (stealing) your personal information. Stop the fraudster from getting your tax refund check before you have a chance to file your tax return. Here are some ...Read the rest

Insurance Crop Fraud, Targets Farming Industry

Fraudsters are planting bad seeds! Farming is a tough business. The work starts before the sun comes up and ends after it goes down. Farmers hope the weather will give them plenty of warm sunshine and rain to nourish their crops. What they don’t hope ...Read the rest

Online Holiday Grinch – Tips to Avoid Online Scams

The Fraud Dog helps the holiday shopper avoid being scammed by the online Grinch!  Fraud Expert Linda Webb, aka The Fraud Dog says, buyers beware this year when shopping online. Remember, better watch out for that ole Grinch, hoping to lure you in and take ...Read the rest

Don’t Let Unscrupulous Fraudster Talk You Into Committing Insurance Fraud

A Montana man was sentenced to 15 months in prison for his participation in an elaborate insurance fraud scheme. The defendant conspired to claim over $155,000 in insurance claims from Mountain West Bureau Mutual Insurance Company. Fraud expert, Linda Webb, The Fraud Dog, says that ...Read the rest

Watch Out for the Cyber Fraudster

Cyber Monday means great cyber deals but also be aware that the fraudster is hoping to lure you in and take your personal information, says fraud expert Linda Webb, aka The Fraud Dog. Here are some things to look out for this Cyber Monday: Watch ...Read the rest

A Louisiana couple pleaded guilty in a $100 million mail fraud scheme. One of the defendants admitted that she conspired with an insurance agent in order to obtain millions in life insurance policies. She did this by increasing her reported net worth and her annual income. The insurance agent was also ...Read the rest

Fraud expert Linda Webb, aka The Fraud Dog says that fraudsters are everywhere and in every profession. Some fraudsters have been committing fraud their whole lives. The only profession they know scamming anyone they can find. Specialty insurance, like “Hole-in-one” golf fraud,  is not exempt from ...Read the rest

Importance of SIU in YOUR Corporation

According to an article written in Claims magazine, 90 percent of insurers surveyed are using at least basic SIU services. This leaves 10 percent of insureds vulnerable to losses from fraud causing a higher premium. This study at least proves that most of today’s insurance carriers are ...Read the rest

Modupe Adunni Martin has re-entered her plea of not-guilty to 10 counts of insurance fraud. In February 2009, Martin was a custodian for the Sequoia Union High School District when she started to claim that she injured her ankle during work. For six months she ...Read the rest

Banks in Europe, Latin America, and the United States have fallen victim to a new ring of cyber criminals. The ring built a cloud-based fraud system that targeted bank accounts with around $300,000 to $600,000 and tried to transfer as much as $130,000 to fake ...Read the rest