Fraud Tag

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has opened the floodgates to scam artists attempting to profit from sick, anxious, and financially vulnerable Americans. On the frontlines fighting fraud are the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), U.S. Justice Department (DOJ), and other government agencies. Here are some of...

Before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck, employees who suspected occupational fraud in their organizations had multiple options for notifying their employers. For example, they could use interoffice mail to send information anonymously or meet in person with human resources (HR) personnel. Reporting options for employees...

Paying workers ‘under the table’ or with cash can save businesses a bundle in taxes, but the potential consequences are grave. Not only is this practice illegal and could result in severe financial penalties but it also shortchanges employees. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made...

The investment ‘opportunity’ could be anything from a new nutritional supplement to a foolproof method for ‘flipping’ houses. But if the investment or product is advertised as ‘easy money’ or promises immediate high earnings, beware. Although there are plenty of legitimate business opportunities out there,...