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

Medical Cybercrime – The Next Frontier or Doomsday?

Hackers broke into a small medical practice’s server in a Chicago suburb this past summer. The data obtained included patient’s electronic medical records and emails. The hackers demanded ransom in exchange for the records. The practice instead turned the system off and notified police. This ...Read the rest

Elizabeth DeMaria was wanted on 11 counts of fraud and 11 counts of theft when she jumped 35 floors to her death. There was a search warrant released for DeMaria after she failed to show up at a court-mandated status check while out on bail. ...Read the rest

Lucille Jacobs, a 99-year-old Boca Raton woman, was the victim of robbery when a woman dressed in maternity clothes came knocking at her door. Jacobs’ daughter advised her to never answer the door, but the woman wouldn’t stop knocking and ringing the doorbell. The woman claimed ...Read the rest

Russell Wasendorf Sr., founder and chairman of Peregrine Financial Group in Iowa, attempted to kill himself after his firm was unable to account for $220 million in customer money. His employees found him in his car with a suicide note and a tube connecting the ...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

In the case U.S. v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC, GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor criminal charges. By pleading guilty, GSK is to pay $3 billion to settle the case that is now considered the largest case of healthcare fraud in U.S. history. The drugmaker ...Read the rest

On May 16, 2012, Linda Webb AKA The Fraud Dog, had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott. Being a leading fraud expert, Webb thanked Governor Scott for the State of Florida’s compliance investigators who work relentlessly in ferreting out businesses ...Read the rest

Last Friday, Governor Rick Scott signed a law that is aimed to cut down on the car insurance fraud epidemic that has taken a hold of Florida. Scott has previously outlined that changes to PIP, personal injury protection, was one of his top three priorities during the ...Read the rest