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Tag: financial crimes

May
12th

When it comes to fraud, U.S. is dragging the world down

In the realm of criminal investigations, bunco is a boring afterthought.

While Hollywood delves into gritty themes like homicide and drug dealing, white collar crime continues to siphon a staggering amount of money from the U.S. economy. Every year billions of dollars are lost to crimes ranging from money laundering to ponzi schemes, from insider trading to health care fraud.

Most financial crimes go unheralded – identity theft is the exception. Instead of banks and corporations, identity theft hits victims on a visceral level.

Among the countless ways in which identity thieves target their victims, one of the most common

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