Credit card fraud is one of the fastest growing crimes in Texas. It victimizes thousands of people each year and costs businesses and banks millions of dollars in losses. Because of the severe damages that this crime inflicts on the public, it is punished severely and can lead to long lasting and far reaching consequences. […]
Are you paying attention to politics? If so, then you already know that healthcare has become a central issue for both major parties in the United States. There are good reasons why healthcare is such a hot-button topic. All of us require expert medical care at some point in our lives, and none of us […]
From universal healthcare proposals to the ongoing opioid crisis, there are a lot of controversies swirling around the healthcare industry. One aspect that is brought up consistently is healthcare fraud. This serious issue isn’t just a matter of conscience. It’s often considered criminal behavior, and it’s far from victimless. Healthcare crimes account for about three […]
The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most lucrative and fastest growing healthcare sectors in the world. With a value topping billions of dollars each year, it is little wonder that some people associated with it seek out ways to defraud insurers and patients alike. These seven crimes are among the most common types of […]
Healthcare fraud is an umbrella term that covers numerous crimes committed by doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. These offenses cost taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Federal investigators from the attorney general’s office make it a priority to swiftly bring healthcare fraudsters to justice. Last year proved especially lucrative in recouping billions of […]
If you have questions about whether identity theft is a federal crime, the short answer is—yes, identity theft may be a federal crime. In this post, we discuss the differences between state and federal identity theft charges and the punishments for these crimes.
Healthcare fraud is considered a subcategory of standard fraud. If convicted of healthcare fraud, the defendant faces a wide range of penalties. Although healthcare fraud is considered a single type of fraud, there are various types of healthcare fraud, including health insurance fraud (such as private insurers, Medicare or Medicaid fraud), drug fraud, and medical […]
Credit and debit card abuse is considered a fraud crime in Texas. Fraud crimes usually involve a form of trickery. In credit or debit card abuse crimes, an individual takes another person’s financial account details without his or her consent, with the intent of making unauthorized purchases or removing cash from the account.
If your personal or commercial property was damaged by Hurricane Harvey, use the following tips to prevent delays to your first-party insurance claims. If you’re working with an insurance company in Harvey’s aftermath, recognize that insurance adjusters are on high alert for insurance fraud claims. Plan to support your first-party insurance claim with independent assessments […]
Over the past decade a number of financial frauds have been uncovered by both federal and Texas investigators. The monetary value of these fraudulent operations has been staggering, ranging from in excess of $70 billion in the case of Bernie Madoff’s long-running Ponzi Scheme to a few thousand dollars typical of social media-based Pyramid Schemes […]