Money Smart Week Events for April 30

Today marks the end of Money Smart Week, but there are still events happening around the state today to help promote personal financial literacy–a key component in fighting financial fraud. If you have some free time today, check out these events and activities happening throughout Wisconsin, and let’s get smart about money! Here’s a preview: Shred Day […]

Seniors Subjected to Fraud with Free Dinner Tactic

Free dinners? Just another tactic being used by fraudsters to lure seniors. Four Florida men were charged with soliciting seniors at free dinner investment seminars in Florida. According to ThinkAdvisor, Philadelphia residents Joseph Andrew Paul and John Ellis Jr. lied about the track record of their investment advisory firm and recruited James Quay of Atlanta […]

BBB Hosts ShredFest on April 30

Bring in your paper documents! This Saturday, April 30, the Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) will host another FREE ShredFest event to help combat identity theft The BBB reports that identity theft was the second-most common consumer complaint the FTC received last year. Last year, Wisconsin was ranked #13 throughout the nation in identity theft […]

Men Plead Guilty in $3.3M Texas Medicare Fraud Scheme

Two men have pleaded guilty to a Texas-based Medicare fraud scheme that stole nearly $3.3 million in federal funds. According to the Houston Chronicle, Zaven “Mike” Pogosayan and Edvard Shakhbazyan hired patients to claim they had fictional symptoms and the government was billed for tests that never happened or were not medically necessary. The men […]