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Ian Leaf HFC Working To Bust Insurance Fraud

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As I have written in a recent post, there are many types of scams and frauds and the list is growing every year. Among those many fraud types, insurance fraud can also be broken down into subcategories. Think of it as folders on a computer.

Fraud would be the parent folder and it would look something like this:

Fraud
— Identity theft
— Payment fraud
— Mobile Payment Fraud
— Online Payment Fraud
— Insurance fraud
— Hard fraud
— Soft fraud

Not the most accurate illustration, but you should get the gist of it.

What exactly is insurance fraud? To put it bluntly, insurance fraud is when someone makes a false claim intended for financial gain. Some people could give fake information in order to gain money. The insurers can counteract this by denying benefits rightly entitled to their consumers.

Ian Leaf HFC is a department that focuses on studying the methods used by cons and busting their schemes. From what the departments gathered in their a report, all “subcategories” of fraud can be rated as hard or soft fraud.

Hard Fraud, as you may would suspect, is more of a threat and taken very seriously. Hard fraud is the active, deliberate planning or acting on a planned fraud.

Soft fraud is fraud that is a bit more difficult to catch. Often times, the people who commit this level of fraud have no intention of frauding. It occurs when someone begins telling fibs on insurance claims so they can acquire benefits that they wouldn’t have otherwise from their employer.

Sticking Together With Ian Leaf Tax

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It seems that with every post on this page is scary bad news, but what do you expect when dealing with fraud and scams? Just about everything you see and use everyday can be scammed and frauded, but the good news is that there are ways around all of it. The best thing to do is to arm yourself with knowledge and teach someone else how to do the same.

When teaching how to avoid being the victim of fraud activity, go by the famous rule of 3 and teach 3 people, then have those 3 people teach 3 more people and so on. Soon enough, information to defend against fraud will bloom and blossom across the land

Taxes are, to no surprise, one of the biggest hosts of fraud and scam, but more on what tax fraud is later. Ian Leaf Tax is a department that specializes in tax fraud and helps to restore the order of those who have been the victim of some form of tax fraud as well as to bust those who are guilty of tax fraud.

We can all take part in making these scams and frauds ineffective. Stay educated and alert, because in a world with rapid growing technology in the information age, these threats are growing just as fast.

Ian Andrews HFC E-mail is a Gateway to Fraud

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E-mail in the past was a major gateway to stealing identity, passwords and installing viruses that were programmed to do all the dirty work quickly, quietly and behind the scenes. Over the many years, other methods have been introduced to allow hackers and fraudsters to get their dirty hands on your private personal data. If you want to avoid them, the best way to steer clear is to know what to look out for.

E-mail, although an aging form of communication by today’s standards, is still efficient and can be utilized by fraudsters to give the unsuspecting prey a bad day. One of the most common ways was to send junk mail that was carrying a virus. The viruses would host onto your computer and then steal your information.

As I said before, there are ways to beat the fraudsters if you know what to look out for. In this case, knowledge is your best defense against a skilled con. If their prey is gullible, which is what they are hoping for, then they have just hit the jackpot. One way they con people is by sending highly believable e-mails saying something along the lines of your account has been hacked and under careful watch by their system. To confirm it is really you, please enter your account information as well as a phone number for quick convenience.

You have to understand that professional businesses aren’t going to ever ask you for your information to your account. EVER. If you didn’t know that, be glad you do now! You just may avoid a trap one day!

Ian Andrews Fraud Protecting Against Financial Fraud

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No matter how many technological advances we made through the years, fraud will always be around. People are smart, but still do stupid things. If someone wants it bad enough, they will find their way around the advanced security.

The sad truth is that there is financial fraud that is becoming a growing problem around the world. You may believe that with as much technology we have, fraud would be more difficult to happen, but on the contrary, advances in communications technology are to blame for the financial fraud increase.

Now that we have identified the problem, what is the solution? For one thing, always check for the “s”. When entering personal information, such as a passwords or anything you wouldn’t want someone to steal from you, make sure the address of the website begins with “https”. The “s” stands for “secure” and any information you share with that site is protected. Beside the “https” you should also see a padlock to the left.

Another tip to protect your data is to ensure your anti-virus software is up to date. The anti-virus is what keeps your system healthy and protected from nasties of the cyber world every time you are online. In fact, you don’t even have to be actively using the internet to catch a virus or a hacker. Simply being connected is all it takes. The same ruling applies to your web browser.