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...

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...

Find Out the Best Way to Prevent a Fraudulent Claim

ICW Group’s 6-part training series, Work Comp Fraud: Spot it & Stop it, provides information and resources to help you prevent workers’ compensation fraud and mitigate the likelihood that a...

Need a New Ride? Follow These Tips to Skip the Scam

It's well-documented that buyers are having difficulty finding their newest set of wheels. New and used car inventories are down, and demand has driven prices well up. Simultaneously, how...

Beware of Social Media Scams

Fraud scams and schemers are ever-evolving. The snake-oil salesman was replaced by the telephone scammer, who was replaced by the robo-caller, who the email spammer then replaced. While none of...

History of Injuries Revealed, Criminal Charges Follow

A 56-year-old education assistant claimed to injure her elbow while pulling a gate open at work. Some five months later, this California woman claimed to aggravate the injury to...

10 Steps to Fraud Prevention

With the New Year upon us, the anticipation of fresh starts and optimism fills the air. Don’t let work comp fraud spoil your year ahead. ICW Group’s Special Investigations Unit...

The Truth Lies in the Evidence

Insurance fraud is an intentional crime that involves a lie made to a person or entity with the intent to receive something not rightfully owed to that person. When...

Buyer Beware: Holiday Shopping Alert

Online retail makes up a progressively greater proportion of all purchases worldwide. According to statista.com, internet purchases were made by over 2 billion people worldwide in 2020. Coming in at...

Post Pandemic Fraud Prevention

In case you missed it, it’s not too late. You can now view our most recent anti-fraud training session on demand. During International Fraud Awareness Week, ICW Group’s Special Investigations...