Deepfake Scam Alert – Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center recently warned employers of a new scam involving “deepfake” technology.   Deepfake technology involves the digital manipulation of video or audio in...

Workers’ Comp Fraud Case Results in Restitution

Recently we told you about a California woman who was charged with felony insurance fraud by the Los Angeles County District Attorney after discovering she lied about a pre-existing...

Peers and Coworkers Offer a First Line of Defense Against Fraud

The first documented instance of insurance fraud occurred in 300 B.C. and continued to tiptoe through history, next landing on the historical timeline in Ancient Rome.   Roman Poet Marcus Valerius...

Follow These Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

The term ‘identify theft’ was coined in 1964 following a wave of phone scams. Criminals would obtain a victim’s personal and banking information after claiming the person had won a...

History of Fraud: Greek Grain Merchant Thwarted – 300 B.C.

The consensus appears to be that the first documented instance of insurance fraud occurred in 300 B.C.  While not referred to as ‘insurance’ at the time, a Greek merchant by...

Bogus COVID-19 Insurance Scam Uncovered

The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF), and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), have asked consumers to continue to be on the lookout for scams related...

Rental Fraud Scams

Finding new housing can be stressful, especially if you are relocating to a different city or downsizing due to the rising cost of living. Finding reliable tenants can be...

Protect Yourself Against Work Comp Fraudsters

ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is your advocate and partner in the fight against workers' compensation insurance fraud.   An experienced team of investigators and analysts serves to protect the...

Beware of Baby Formula Scams

The nationwide baby formula shortage may be impacting you or someone you know. Unfortunately, no situation is off-limits to a fraudster. Out of desperation to feed their children amid...

Pet Scams Tug at the Heartstrings

Bad guys do not limit their scams to defraud only humans. They also target our four-legged friends. Pet scammers advertise free or inexpensive kittens and puppies for adoption on...