JGI / Jamie Grill Not every fraud artist is a sketchy identity thief or faux Nigerian prince from the dark corners of the internet. In fact, you might end up committing accidental tax fraud or accidental tax evasion yourself if you don’t pay careful attention during this tax season. See: […]

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CLOSE A Milwaukee nurse has been charged with theft and fraud related to her billing for private-duty work. Paige O’Connor, 49, was charged in Dane County by the state Department of Justice after an investigation by its Medicaid Fraud Control and Elder Abuse unit. According the department, a mother hired O’Connor to […]

Sevy Guasch lost his job at a hotel near San Jose and had to go without unemployment benefits for more than six months because he was stuck in an outdated manual review process to prevent fraud. Sevy Guasch hide caption toggle caption Sevy Guasch Sevy Guasch lost his job at […]

Voting by mail is safe and secure. James Martin/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November. Mail-in voting this fall won’t lead to “massive electoral fraud and a rigged 2020 Election,” as President Donald Trump has falsely and repeatedly claimed. And […]

Washington — Former White House adviser Stephen Bannon has pleaded not guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering Thursday, after federal prosecutors in New York announced that Bannon and three others were indicted for allegedly defrauding donors to a $25 million fundraising campaign to build a wall along […]

How it works If a merchant knows your IP address because you’ve shopped on that website before, it feels good that it’s you doing the shopping and not a scammer.  “If the merchant can pass some of that data on, something that might have looked risky now looks incredibly low-risk,” […]