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...

Post-Pandemic Fraud Defense

As the COVID-19 pandemic took full form in 2020, fraud industry experts predicted a steep increase in fraudulent claims behavior driven by economic fears and pressures. Different from previous...

Changing Story Signals Fraud

A 35-year-old California man is charged with five felonies for his botched attempt to defraud his employer through a false workers’ compensation claim. After injuring his knee due to...

Investigation Update: Double Dipping Painter Repays $12K

As featured in a previous Fraud Friday story, ICW Group SIU Busts Painter for Double-Dipping Work Comp Fraud, a tip led to ICW Group’s discovery of a California man...

ICW Group SIU Busts Painter for Double-Dipping Work Comp Fraud

A recently hired painter filed a claim for a right elbow injury which he allegedly sustained while working. As a result of his claimed limitations, he was eligible for...

Foggy Memory Leads to Criminal Charges

A 50-year-old woman in California claimed to injure her back, hip, and neck as a result of falling while descending a ladder at work. A workers' compensation claim was filed....

Work Comp Fraud Leads to Eight Felony Charges

A 39-year-old California man may pay the price for filing a workers' compensation claim after being injured in a rollover auto accident while he was working. He is facing...

Employer’s Tip Leads to a Criminal Investigation

Workers' comp fraud investigations often start with an informative lead. It might be a tip that an individual is working while collecting disability or that a doctor is billing...

Another Less Than Moving Account

While working for a moving company, a 43-year-old California man unloaded furniture down a truck’s ramp when he unfortunately slipped, injuring his hand and foot. After spending time off from...