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  • 17 Jun 2020 11:14 PM | Anonymous
    Payments made by Maryland’s quasi-governmental auto insurer to then-Mayor Catherine Pugh for her amateurish Healthy Holly children’s books violated state law, according to a letter state regulators sent to the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund and obtained by The Baltimore Sun. Source: Baltimore Sun



  • 17 Jun 2020 11:01 PM | Anonymous

    Maryland’s new Inspector General of Education hasn’t even fully moved into his office yet, but his work protecting your tax dollars has already begun. Source: WBFF-Fox45.


  • 09 Jun 2020 11:59 PM | Anonymous
    According to Expert Insurance Reviews, Maryland and New York tied for 11th place for having the most fraud related to the pandemic. The study found that U.S. residents lost over $5 million to credit card fraud in under five months. Source CBS Baltimore (WJZ)
  • 08 Jun 2020 11:54 PM | Anonymous

    The COVID-19 economic shutdown is expected to lead to a surge in white-collar crimes, from the immediate problem of price-gouging personal protective equipment to insider trading on companies slammed by the crisis to accounting fraud, said a panel of experts convened last week by the University of Maryland. Source: The Crime Report.org



  • 07 Jun 2020 1:59 PM | Anonymous

    “...These types of tools can be used to inform human judgment, but they should never be replacing human beings,” said Frank Pasquale, a law professor at the University of Maryland who studies accountability in the use of these opaque algorithms. One of the big dangers, he said, is that the systems fail to give people due-process rights. Source: The Atlantic

  • 02 Jun 2020 11:34 PM | Anonymous

    A retired senior with a limited income received an email with details on a data entry position...However, the modest proposition turned into a money pit. With her offer letter, she received a check and instructions to send several payments to cover office expenses. Source: WMAR-ABC 2, Matter for Mallory


  • 31 May 2020 11:12 PM | Anonymous

    Riots devastate businesses in the rage of the riot and the damage and destruction caused by the rioters. The events in April and May 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland show the results of damage caused by riots and rioters. Riots, like natural disasters, can invite insurance fraud and claims for damages to people who suffered no loss including some who are not even in the city where the riot or disaster took place. Source: Law.com


  • 07 May 2020 12:59 PM | Anonymous

    AARP Maryland is warning of a new scheme targeting Maryland’s Hispanic/Latino communities...Victims told AARP's Fraud Watch Network the scammers threatened to report their targets to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding their undocumented status, if they attempted to back out of the investment. Although the victims in the four reported cases are documented, they raised concern about how many people have continued to invest out of fear of deportation. Source: AARP Maryland and En español.

  • 04 May 2020 11:36 PM | Anonymous

    People posing as insurance agents or as representatives of a company are marketing fake health, life and travel insurance products, mostly over the telephone, through email or over the internet. These scammers usually try to solicit private information from individuals such as bank account information or credit card numbers. Source: Maryland Insurance Administration


  • 28 Apr 2020 11:22 PM | Anonymous

    Payments fraud was already rising, and now experts predict increased online usage brought on by stay-at-home orders will only exacerbate the trend...The Annapolis, Md.-based Accredited Standards Committee X9, Inc. said Tuesday it has updated one online-authentication standard and issued a new one in response to fraud attacks since the onset of the Covid-19 restrictions. Source: Digital Transactions


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