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White Collar Crime Prosecutions and Convictions in 2018

Last year white collar prosecutions fell to the lowest in 20 years, according to the case-by-case information analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) at Syracuse University. The available records show a steady downward trend, but for three years early in the Obama Administration,...

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The Major Types of Mass-Marketing Fraud

Fraud schemes are often classified by the communication mechanism used in furtherance of the fraud. For example, mail fraud uses the postal service in furtherance of the fraud scheme, internet fraud uses the internet, and telemarketing fraud is carried out via telephone communication. However, law enforcement...

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What is Internet Sales Fraud?

Crimes involving the internet are taken seriously by federal and state law enforcement and prosecutors. Specifically, Internet fraud crimes are heavily prosecuted. Internet fraud is the use of Internet services to defraud someone or otherwise take advantage of them. Internet sales fraud is a type of...

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Medical Identity Theft

Identity theft is generally associated with financial transactions and financial fraud, but it can happen with regard to medical care, too. Medical identity theft occurs when: Someone uses another person's name or health insurance information to get medical treatment or prescription drugs. Someone in a medical...

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Avoiding Medicare Fraud: A Roadmap for Doctors

Medicare fraud is a white collar crime, and it is the most common form of health care fraud that is prosecuted. Health care fraud costs our country tens of billions of dollars every year, so prosecutors aggressively pursue instances of alleged fraud. The coding system used...

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Tech Support Fraud

Tech support fraud involves someone claiming to provide technical support or customer service in an effort to defraud another individual. Instances of tech support fraud have significantly increased over the past few years. The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports that it received approximately...

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