Drag Queens, Silk Road Shutdowns, and Video Killed the Real Estate Fraud – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/29/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Perhaps there is no Spanish term for “lay low, fraudster”? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-youtube-video-leads-to-arrest-of-man-wanted-in-fraud-case-20131010,0,1636077.story#axzz2j9ClBao3 Feds take down “eBay for drugs” site. I wonder if “Buy it Now” was popular? http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/10/feds-take-down-online-fraud-bazaar-silk-road-arrest-alleged-mastermind/ Drag Queen Shakedowns… Only on Bourbon Street. http://theadvocate.com/news/7402011-123/celebrity-scam-artist-arrested-in

Lottery Fraud – How lucky can you get?

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. Two weeks ago, I wrote in this space about some interesting experiences I’d had working through Workers Compensation Premium Fraud at a government run program. This week, I received a fraud alert about a retailer being banned from ever selling lottery tickets, and it reminded me of a great exercise I underwent … More Lottery Fraud – How lucky can you get?

Shockers, Lawyers, and Worst Boss Ever – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/11/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood Shipping a car to Nigeria? Seems like an awful lot of work for a fairly stupid scam… http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fraud-conviction-man-reported-car-133000007.html SHOCKER! Online advertising is often fraudulent! http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/4-Ad-Execs-Just-Admitted-That-Online-Adtech-Is-4888221.php Why is it so darned hard to feel sorry for lawyers? http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/crime/fl-rothstein-attorney-arraign-20131011,0,4341539.story “Here’s your paycheck. Gonna need half of it back, though.” Worst. Boss. … More Shockers, Lawyers, and Worst Boss Ever – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/11/2013

Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/4/2013

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor.  http://www.linkedin.com/in/dougwood I’m sure the Gypsies just wanted to help… No? http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=23299 You just can’t make this stuff up. Thai prostitutes hired to kill rhinos in trophy hunting scam. http://planetsave.com/2011/07/24/thai-prostitutes-hired-to-kill-rhinos-in-south-african-trophy-hunting-scam/ Ummm… she may have had a ‘brain injury’ when she thought this one up…. http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/30/justice/boston-one-fund/index.html Good cop? No… bad cop http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/10/04/Miami-police-officer-found-guilty-of-identity-theft-tax-fraud/UPI-26251380893747/ Posted … More Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves – Selected Financial Crimes Snapshot 10/4/2013

Premium Fraud – Piano Tuners and Window Washers?

Posted by Douglas Wood, Editor. I came across a news article earlier this week regarding a business owner convicted of fraudulently avoiding worker’s compensation premiums. The link to that news article is below. It brought to mind some fascinating work I was involved with a few years ago to help a state run Worker’s Compensation Bureau more … More Premium Fraud – Piano Tuners and Window Washers?