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....

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...

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...

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...

Better Business Bureau Warns of DNA Testing Scams

Medicare recipients need to remain vigilant when it comes to their Medicare participant information. Scammers, both foreign and domestic, routinely target the personal health information of Medicare recipients for purposes...

Fight Fraud with Compassion and Care

When someone commits fraud they often try to rationalize his or her actions. While finances are the most common motivator, feeling mistreated by an employer can also drive fraud....

Four Tips to Avoid COVID-19 Relief Payment Scams

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) newest fraud awareness campaign focuses on potential scams surrounding COVID-19 relief payments. In their “Avoid Coronavirus Relief Payment Scams” infographic, the FTC outlines four...

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...

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...

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...