Aggravated Identity Theft and Enhanced Sentencing

Identity theft occurs when someone uses another person's identifying information, without that person's permission, to commit fraud or other crimes. It may include the unlawful use of someone's name, social security number, or credit card. Identity Theft Under the federal law Fraud and related activity in connection...

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What is Affinity Fraud?

Affinity fraud is a white collar crime and it refers to an investment scam that targets identifiable groups. A wide range of groups can be targeted by these fraud schemes, including groups and communities with common ties based on age (typically seniors), religion, ethnicity, military...

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Fraud Schemes in Online Investment Newsletters

Online investment newsletters often share valuable information about investing, however sometimes these newsletters are used as tools for fraud. It is legal for companies to pay online investment newsletters to recommend their stocks, so long as the newsletter discloses certain information about the paid advertisement. A...

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Understanding Insurance Fraud

What is Insurance Fraud? Insurance Fraud is any fraudulent act committed with the intent to obtain an improper outcome from an insurance process. It occurs when someone knowingly lies to obtain a benefit they are not otherwise entitled to, or someone knowingly denies a benefit that...

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Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act Cracks Down on Fraud

The Arizona State legislature recently enacted The Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act. The passage of the Act was truly a bipartisan effort, with both political parties involved in the bill development. Ultimately the Opioid Epidemic Act passed unanimously through the Arizona House and Senate. It was...

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