The Perfect Password

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Do you have a hard time remembering all of your usernames and passwords for various sites–including your bank account, email, social media accounts–so you have virtually the same one for all of your needs? If so, you’re not the only one. More than half of all adult Internet users use the same password for everything. Yes, […]

Senior Couple Involved in Superstorm Sandy Fraud

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Here’s a different story that involves seniors who are fraudsters rather than fraudsters victimizing seniors. An elderly Florida couple is accused of filing fraudulent applications for relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy. The Courier-Post reports that Fred and Anne Perone–80 and 78 years old, respectively–allegedly claimed a storm-damaged home on Long Beach Island was their […]

$27.8B Returned to Medicare Trust Fund to Date

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The Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program has returned more than $27.8 billion to the Medicare Trust Fund to date. In fiscal year 2014 alone, the government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered more than $3.3 billion in taxpayer dollars from individuals and companies that attempted to defraud federal health programs, including […]

Scams Aplenty This Travel Season

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Are you and planning a getaway this year? Whether you’re traveling internationally or going on a weekend road trip, USA Today Travel wants you to be aware of these scams that they predict will be big during 2015’s summer travel season. Busy worker credit card information theft: Especially popular in Barcelona, a cashier will pretend to be […]