Fraud Tag

When disaster strikes, the number of fraud incidents always skyrockets. According to a working group of government officials formed to fight Hurricane Harvey–related fraud, authorities have already received hundreds of complaints. Here is how homeowners and businesses trying to rebuild can protect themselves from shady...

Con artists with an affinity for big swindles often find the best pickings among members of their own demographic groups. Exploiting connections of race, religion, ethnicity, age, politics, profession, or other common bonds, some fraud perpetrators prey on the unwary in scams that can involve...