Health Insurance Fraud Scams: Save Your Money and Save Your Life

by Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE


According to the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud and the Department of Health and Human Services, health care fraud costs Americans billions of dollars each year. Taxpayer-funded programs … Continue Reading

Health Care Reform: Let’s Not Forget Privacy & Data Security

by Robert Gregg


TThe Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act could guarantee health insurance coverage for the majority of the 50 million Americans who are now uninsured. While laudable in theory, this legislation doesn’t account for the strain these millions of new patients will have on an already overburdened healthcare ecosystem … Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Business Safe from Online Threats

by Denise Richardson

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Smaller businesses have become bigger targets for cyber criminals because the bad guys know that they have fewer defense resources than large enterprises. If cyber criminals can breach a small business and steal credentials (banking accounts, email access, etc.) … Continue Reading

Devastating Sweepstakes Scams Targeting Seniors

by Robin Slade


The term “elder abuse” embodies several types of mistreatment, including physical, emotional, and caregiver neglect. But today’s economic struggles seem to be giving rise to one of the fastest growing forms of elder abuse – the financial exploitation of seniors. … Continue Reading

Online Dating, Online Fraud: It’s All Relative

by Heidi Bleau


To me, online dating these days is not much different than online fraud. I speak from personal experience on both – as someone who has experienced the thrills of online dating sites (NOTE sarcasm here) and has the privilege of witnessing the latest online scams that fraudsters pull on a daily basis. … Continue Reading

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Fake Scanner Emails Infect Office Computers

Scammers are taking advantage of the standard emails sent by most office scanners. They have replicated the messages of famous printer brands but attach malware to the emails instead of documents.

How the Scam Works:

You are at work, and you receive a message from what you think is your office printer/scanner. It appears that someone sent you a copy of a scanned document. The name doesn’t ring a bell, but you open the attachment anyway.

When you click on the file, you find that it isn’t a scanned copy of the latest office report. It’s really a link to a third-party website that will download a virus to your computer. These viruses phish for personal and banking information on your machine. … Continue Reading

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Unknown Credit Card Charges: Fraud or Legit?

Recently, my mother-in-law discovered that a pretty significant piece of jewelry had gone missing. There had been a number of construction workers in the house for a few weeks and when she went to get her jewelry, it was gone. After searching like a crazy person under/in/on top of everything, she called the police.

When the police arrived they asked a bunch of questions, did an onsite investigation and calmly and collectively stated to her: “You misplaced it. It probably hasn’t been stolen. You will find it in a few days.” … Continue Reading

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