FBI Warns of Internet Extortion Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned that they have seen a number of of reports of online extortion scams during the current “stay-at-home” orders due to the COVID-19 crisis. These scams have been around for a long time but because most of the population is staying at more and using their email and… Continue reading FBI Warns of Internet Extortion Scams During COVID-19 Pandemic

3 Rules to Help Avoid IRS Scams This Tax Season

Senior Woman Sitting at Dining Table Paying Bills And Filing Federal Tax Return

Don’t let fraudsters add to your filing stress This article was originally posted on AARP In the long list of Adult Things That Aren’t Fun, filing your taxes is pretty close to the top. Even worse is getting ripped off in a tax scam. If you want to safeguard your money

‘Free’ DNA Testing Used to Scam Medicare Recipients

DNA test by sampling of buccal cells.

States sound alarm about fraudsters urging cancer screenings. This article was posted on AARP. Jerry Armstrong, an IBM retiree in mountain-fringed Sonora, Calif., got a phone call out of the blue. Did he have any direct relatives who had cancer, and would he like a free DNA test that would reveal his propensity for the… Continue reading ‘Free’ DNA Testing Used to Scam Medicare Recipients

$1.2 Billion Medicare Fraud – Stay Alert!

This article was shared by Age Options As we have discussed in past Fraud Alerts, Durable Medical Equipment (DME) fraud is one the biggest scams we see in Illinois. Earlier this month, the Office of Inspector General with the help of the FBI, IRS, and other federal agencies announced federal indictments against individuals allegedly involved… Continue reading $1.2 Billion Medicare Fraud – Stay Alert!

5 Ways Medicare Theft Affects You Directly

How scam artists steal from you…   Practices such as phantom billing, which means charging Medicare for services not delivered, leaves money in the hands of fraudsters. Medicare fraudsters steal billions from the system and they can also have a direct impact on your wallet and medical records. Medical identity theft