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

Linda Webb is president of Contego Services Group in Fort Lauderdale. The firm provides investigative services, recovery, loss protection, safety and training resources. To look at Webb’s career path, it makes sense she heads such a company. In fact, hers is the stuff of which ...Read the rest

Randall Seltzer, president of Navarre Industries, a Santa Rosa County construction company, was arrested last week.  Seltzer was charged with multiple felony counts, including workers’ compensation fraud and grand theft.   If convicted, Seltzer could face up to 30 years in prison and may have to ...Read the rest

Linda Webb aka The Fraud Dog, leading fraud expert and President of Contego Services Group, had a photo shoot with Sun Sentinel photographers for an upcoming news spotlight. Webb is being highlighted in the local newspaper for her lifetime of dedication to fighting fraud around ...Read the rest

Nearly 90 D.C. city employees were suspended Monday and face potential firing and prosecution for receiving unemployment benefits while holding their city jobs, District officials said. In addition, about 40 former city workers cashed unemployment checks they were not entitled to and also face sanctions. ...Read the rest

Health Care Fraud or Health Insurance Fraud Medical Equipment Fraud: Equipment manufacturers offer “free” products to individuals. Insurers are then charged for products that were not needed and/or may not have been delivered. “Rolling Lab” Schemes: Unnecessary and sometimes fake tests are given to individuals ...Read the rest

An advance fee scheme occurs when the victim pays money to someone in anticipation of receiving something of greater value—such as a loan, contract, investment, or gift—and then receives little or nothing in return. The variety of advance fee schemes is limited only by the ...Read the rest

Identity theft occurs when someone assumes your identity to perform a fraud or other criminal act. Criminals can get the information they need to assume your identity from a variety of sources, including by stealing your wallet, rifling through your trash, or by compromising your ...Read the rest