Reporting Other Types of Fraud
Not every type of fraud pays a reward for reporting it. However, that should not stop you from taking action. Below are common examples of fraud affecting you, and how to report it.
Please note that Mr. Hesch does not represent individuals for these types of fraud. The information is for your use only. You may wish to seek the assistance of a general practice attorney to explore possible remedies that you may pursue.
ALERT: Email/Internet scam alert. You likely receive an email asking you to help distribute funds; likely from overseas, but even from in the U.S. You are promised a large sum for helping out. They even will send you a large check to prove they are legitimate. But here is how the scam works. They mail you a check for let's say $ 100,000. You are told to put the money in your account and then write a check for $ 10,000 to a third party. You are told you can keep the $ 90,000. So far so good. However, what you do not know is that although your bank did cash the check, banks have a right to reclaim the funds from your account if the check does not clear from the issuing bank. Guess what. They cancell the check or it is a phony check from the start. Therefore, in a week or 10 days, your bank will ask you for the $ 100,000. That's right. By depositing the check, you are vouching for it. By the time you figure it out, the $ 10,000 you paid is gone and the bank cannot get it back. You are left holding the bag and owe the $ 10,000. Very clever, but very evil. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. These email and Internet scams often originate in overseas countries that do nothing to help U.S. citizens get their money back.
- Bankruptcy Fraud
- Business Fraud (and Examples of Fraud)
- Credit Card Fraud
- Credit Report Fraud (and Obtain a Free Credit Report)
- Report Government Fraud, Waste and Abuse (GAO)
- Identity Theft
- Immigration Fraud (Illegal Aliens)
- Insurance Fraud
- Internet Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Medicare, Medicaid and Income Tax Fraud
- Securities (Stocks) Fraud
- Social Security Fraud
- Sweepstakes Fraud
- Tax Evasion (Tax Fraud)
Other Whistleblower Rights and Protections
This website has another section outlining other whistleblower rights and protections. See the main link on the far left side of this website named "Other Whistleblower Rights" to find out what other whistleblower protections exist.
Be strong and courageous as you report fraud, waste and abuse. You just may save a life or protect others from harm or financial loss.