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...

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...

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...

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....

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...