Fraud Press Release
|05/28/2020 - 15:14||
Cedar Rapids Woman Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud
Des Moines - Jessica Ann Marie Hartwig, age 27, of Cedar Rapids, pled guilty this week to Fraudulent Practice in the Second Degree (Class D Felony) and Insurance Fraud - Application Submission (Class D Felony) in Linn County District Court.
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|05/28/2020 - 11:47||
The DE Dept. of Labor Releases Fraud Prevention Guidelines
The Delaware Department of Labor releases Fraud Prevention guidelines for employers and claimants to protect against identity theft and fraud involving unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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|05/27/2020 - 14:09||
Butler County Couple Plead Guilty to Fraud and Tax Charges
PITTSBURGH – A married couple from Butler County, Pennsylvania, has pleaded guilty to federal fraud and tax charges, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
|05/27/2020 - 07:37||
United States Attorney's Office Announces Charges in Fraud Cases Related to COVID-19
PHOENIX, Ariz. – The United States Attorney’s Office unsealed three criminal complaints filed in Federal District Court charging multiple individuals with health care fraud associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
|05/26/2020 - 10:09||
State and Federal Officials Urge Mainers to Report Unemployment Fraud
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank, Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey and Maine Commissioner of Labor Laura Fortman warned that scammers are taking advantage of pandemic unemployment assistance programs to file fraudulent claims by using the personal information of other people, including Maine residents. They urged Mainers to notify the Maine Department of Labor if they believe that someone has used their identity to fraudulently apply for or obtain unemployment benefits. The online complaint form is at https://www.maine.gov/unemployment/idtheft/
|05/22/2020 - 12:48||
SEC Shuts Down Fraudulent Investment Adviser Targeting Senior Citizens
The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against a California-registered investment adviser and his entities to halt an ongoing Ponzi scheme targeting senior citizens in Southern California.
|05/22/2020 - 11:58||
Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison and Over $3 Million in Restitution for Health Care Fraud Scheme
PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Branden Coluccio, 32, of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. As part of his sentence, he was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $3,070,157, forfeiture in the amount of $110,000, and an additional $15,000 fine.
|05/22/2020 - 11:11||
Experian announces breakthrough solution in the fight against synthetic identity fraud
Costa Mesa, Calif., May 22, 2020 — To combat a growing threat that’s expected to drive $48 billion in annual online payment fraud losses by 2023, Experian® today announced the launch of Sure Profile™. Experian is the first company with an offering to combat synthetic identity fraud that is integrated into the credit profile with market-leading assurance. With Sure Profile, Experian is putting “skin-in-the-game” by sharing fraud losses with the lender if the losses occur on assured profiles.
|05/21/2020 - 19:25||
Attorney General Ford Warns Against Puppy and Other Pet-Selling Scams During COVID-19
Carson City, NV - Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford wants Nevadans to be cautious when shopping for a new puppy or pet online. During the State of Emergency, more people have turned to online shopping to find their next best friend or family member. However, scammers are taking advantage of buyers by falsely advertising and posting pets for sale.
|05/21/2020 - 19:13||
FBI Miami Works with Assisted Living Facilities to Spread the Word About Elder Fraud
MIAMI—Over the past few days, dozens of mailers from FBI Miami were sent to Assisted Living Facilities and Community Centers across South Florida containing information about common Elder Fraud scams and what to do if you become a victim.
|05/21/2020 - 10:58||
U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain Announces Charges and Guilty Plea of Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Who Committed Election Fraud
PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Domenick J
|05/21/2020 - 10:00||
Axcess Financial slashes identity fraud 80% with SAS Identity: Enrichment and Assessment
As enterprising criminals propagate fraud schemes against the backdrop of the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic, digital identity authentication has perhaps never been more critical. Is that virtual credit applicant who they claim to be? Is the person trying to access that online account the real customer? Businesses have mere seconds for due diligence – and now they have the power of SAS ® Identity: Enrichment and Assessment to differentiate stolen and synthetic identities from legitimate customers, in real time.
|05/21/2020 - 09:30||
Phishing in a Bucket: Utilizing Google Firebase Storage
Credential phishing is a real threat that's targeting organizations globally. Threat actors are finding smart and innovative ways to lure victims to covertly harvest their corporate credentials. Threat actors then use these credentials to get a foothold into an organization to further their malicious agendas.
|05/20/2020 - 14:46||
VIDEO CONSUMER ALERT: Beware of Robocall, Phishing and Imposter Scams as Florida Reopens
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.?Attorney General Ashley Moody today issued a Consumer Alert urging continued vigilance as Florida slowly starts to reopen. Many retail stores, restaurants and other businesses in select industries are already partially open. Scammers may try to exploit the now expanding marketplace to take advantage of consumers and small businesses.
|05/19/2020 - 20:31||
From the latest data breaches to the biggest data breaches, our Data Breach Survival Guide has all the info you need
And even in the midst of a global pandemic, the cybercriminals show no indication of slowing down. In fact, they?re ramping up. Not even halfway through the year, we?ve already seen some major breaches this year: Roblox, Zoom, EasyJet, and even some dating sites like MobiFriends.
|05/19/2020 - 17:32||
United States Joins False Claims Act Lawsuit against William M. Kelly, M.D. Inc. and Omega Imaging Inc.
The United States has partially intervened in a False Claims Act lawsuit against William M. Kelly, M.D. Inc.
|05/19/2020 - 15:08||
Former IPS teachers union president sentenced to federal prison
Indianapolis ? United States Attorney Josh I. Minkler, announced today that Rhondalyn Cornett, 55, of Indianapolis was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt.
|05/19/2020 - 00:58||
Cleco warns customers to beware of scammers claiming to be from Cleco
PINEVILLE, La. – May 19, 2020 – Scammers claiming to be from Cleco are targeting customers again, and Cleco wants customers to be on alert and know the signs to protect themselves.
|05/18/2020 - 14:52||
U.S. Attorneys Office and FBI Partner with AARP to Protect Alaskans from COVID-19 Fraud
Anchorage, Alaska ? On Monday, May 18, the U.S. Attorney?s Office and the FBI will participate in a statewide telephone town hall, hosted by AARP, to protect Alaskans from COVID-19 fraud. Together, the two offices will share resources and take questions to prevent Alaskans from falling victim to scams and other schemes attempting to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic.
|05/15/2020 - 14:28||
Georgia Woman Arrested for Role in Scheme to Defraud Health Care Benefit Programs Related to Cancer Genetic Testing and COVID-19 Testing
A Georgia woman was arrested today for her alleged role in a conspiracy to defraud Medicare, a federally funded health care benefit program, by submitting false and fraudulent claims for cancer genetic (CGX) testing, as well as her role in conspiring to submit fraudulent claims related to COVID-19 and other tests.
|05/15/2020 - 00:35||
Top Officers of Subprime Auto Lender Indicted on Fraud Charges for Allegedly Misappropriating More Than $5 Million in Company Funds
CHICAGO ? Two top officers of a north suburban subprime auto lending company have been indicted on federal fraud charges for allegedly misappropriating at least $5.3 million in company funds.
|05/14/2020 - 01:17||
PGE and Pacific Power urge customers to be alert for utility scams
Portland, Ore. — Portland General Electric and Pacific Power are working together to spread awareness and tips to help utility customers avoid becoming a victim of scams. PGE estimates scammers have cost its customers at least $45,000 so far in 2020, and about $340,000 since 2013.
|05/13/2020 - 22:35||
New Rigorous Approach to Users Privacy by Reverd
Personal data is a valuable asset. Reverd.com takes users privacy seriously protecting phones from scam regardless of location, government or service provider.
|05/13/2020 - 20:00||
Two Mint Hill Residents Plead Guilty To Federal Charges For Stealing More Than $400,000 From An Elderly, Dementia-Afflicted Victim
CHARLOTTE, N.C. ? Gerald Maxwell Harrison, 53, and Elizabeth Robin Williams, 55, both of Mint Hill, N.C., have pleaded guilty to federal charges for conspiring with each other and other individuals to steal more than $400,000 from an elderly victim who suffered from dementia, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.
|05/13/2020 - 16:46||
Beware Of SBA Loan Scams, Government Officials Warn
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Government officials issued a warning today, to alert the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration to assist small business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic.