Living or dead? Often, the feds don’t seem to know the difference

By   /  March 19, 2015  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Finances, Fraud, National, News  /  No Comments

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“There is one root cause that is easily identified, but for reasons that defy logic, has been incredibly difficult to solve,” Johnson said Tuesday. “The federal government has wasted billions of dollars over the last few decades giving money to dead people.”

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John Doe target says they are the victim of identity theft

By   /  March 17, 2015  /  First Amendment, Fraud, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Could it be a case of John Doe collateral damage?

At least one target of Wisconsin’s politically charged John Doe investigation who had their home raided and personal information seized tells Wisconsin Reporter that they are the victim of identity theft.

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Your identity is up for grabs

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Education, Fraud, National, News  /  No Comments

The rise of student loans means your identity is up for grabs. And the government isn't doing you any favors if you have a federal student loan, according to Watchdog.org's analysis.

By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org
Look out, your identity is likely in the hands of a fraudster.
But the question remains: Has it been used to fraudulently obtain federal student loans or other government assistance?
You may never know, because government funds like a Pell Grant doesn’t show up on your credit report, said Haywood Talcove, chief executive officer […]

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New Mexico cabinet secretary to Vermont: Driver’s license fraud rampant, international

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  Fraud, Issues, New Mexico, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As an investigation into driver’s license fraud in Vermont expands to multiple states, the head of New Mexico’s motor vehicle division says the problem is international in scope.

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Vermonter earning $300k put on Medicaid and can’t get off

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  Fraud, Health Care, Issues, News, Vermont, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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A Vermont tax preparer says two of his clients were put on Medicaid and can’t get off, despite earning $300,000 and $90,000, respectively.

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Vermont DMV backpedals on fraudulent license applications by illegals

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Fraud, Immigration, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A tight-lipped investigation into fraudulent driver’s license applications from out-of-state illegals is producing conflicting details as political pressure mounts from migrant rights groups.

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