Avoid These Donation Charity Scams

In the wake of the war in Ukraine, many have sought out opportunities to donate clothing, goods, money, and even cryptocurrency. To ensure that your donations reach their intended...

Fighting Fraud is a Global Effort

Each year, organizations worldwide come together to promote anti-fraud awareness and education during International Fraud Awareness Week. ICW Group is once again a proud participant of this year's event...

Phony COVID-19 Vaccine Survey Alert

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reported yet another attempt by scammers to steal consumers' personal information. This scam comes in the form of an email or text...

Not Reporting Could Have Consequences

Most states require workers’ compensation coverage. It not only protects the injured worker and provides the help they need, but it also protects a business from losses associated with...

Hacker Alert! Beware of Text Message Schemes

Many of us would feel ill-equipped to manage the upcoming day if we were to leave the house without a cell phone. These mini-computers do everything from waking us...

How to Defend Your Business From The Modern Fraudster

Recently I offered advice on how to detect and defend against the modern workers’ compensation fraudster in an article in Risk Management Magazine. Titled "Deterring Complex Workers' Comp Fraud,"...

COVID-19: Schemes to Watch for in 2021

With the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, 2021 is likely to see scammers continue their efforts to steal personal information. While the early COVID-19 schemes surrounded bogus testing and medical supply...

The Worst Part was Telling My Kids

Tasked with investigating suspected insurance fraud, a Special Investigations Unit is naturally exposed to individuals who are more likely to be dishonest. While most claims are wholly legitimate, there...