Fraud http://nhpr.org en Nashua Police Warn Residents About IRS Phone Scam http://nhpr.org/post/nashua-police-warn-residents-about-irs-phone-scam <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The police department in Nashua is warning residents of a phone scam where callers are portraying themselves as employees of the Internal Revenue Service and demanding money.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:01:34 +0000 Associated Press 52491 at http://nhpr.org Why Identity Theft Is On The Rise, And What To Do About It http://nhpr.org/post/why-identity-theft-rise-and-what-do-about-it <p>In recent years, U.S. retailers, including Target and Neiman-Marcus, have been hit by huge data breaches – with hackers gaining access to the personal information of millions of consumers, raising the possibility of fraud and identity theft. The IRS, too, has proven vulnerable, with thieves filing false tax returns, resulting in billions of dollars in potentially fraudulent refunds. In New Hampshire recently, more than 200 medical professionals, mostly doctors, had their social security numbers stolen and used to file false federal tax returns. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 50575 at http://nhpr.org Why Identity Theft Is On The Rise, And What To Do About It N.H. Man Banned From Securities Industry By S.E.C. http://nhpr.org/post/nh-man-banned-securities-industry-sec <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A New Hampshire man accused of bilking investors in Maine and New Hampshire has been banned from the securities industry.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:22:11 +0000 Associated Press 39429 at http://nhpr.org The Piltdown Man Caper (and Five Other Archeological Hoaxes) http://nhpr.org/post/piltdown-man-caper-and-five-other-archeological-hoaxes <P></P> <P>It has&nbsp;been a century since one of the <A href="http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2019925163_bruce18ferricfangxml.html">most publicized scientific hoaxes</A> was presented to the world, and only sixty years since the find was exposed as a fraud. Here to talk about the centennial anniversary of the discovery of <A href="http://www.history.com/news/piltdown-man-hoax-100-years-ago">Piltdown Man </A>is <A href="http://www.franklinpierce.edu/academics/bios/goodby.htm"><STRONG>Robert Goodby</STRONG></A>. He’s an archeologist and Associate Professor at Franklin Pierce University. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:02:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 19761 at http://nhpr.org The Piltdown Man Caper (and Five Other Archeological Hoaxes) A.G. Fraud Unit Proposal Stalls Again http://nhpr.org/post/ag-fraud-unit-proposal-stalls-again <p>The creation of a new fraud unit at the state Attorney General’s office has stalled again.&nbsp; Thursday, the Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to table a request to approve funding for it.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The governor and Executive Council have approved the unit, which would be funded by the state’s mortgage settlement with big banks.&nbsp; But the Republican-dominated committee has resisted allocating money to it, saying it would ultimately add staff to the government payroll.&nbsp; But the AG’s Consumer Protection Bureau Chief James Boffetti says a fraud unit is needed.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:32:11 +0000 Amanda Loder 16557 at http://nhpr.org TD Bank Warns N.H. Customers Of Security Breach http://nhpr.org/post/td-bank-warns-nh-customers-security-breach <p></p><p>The State Attorney General’s office <a href="http://doj.nh.gov/consumer/security-breaches/documents/td-bank-20121012.pdf" target="_blank">announced </a>today that more than 43,000 TD Bank customers in New Hampshire are at risk of identity theft. The bank can’t locate two tapes containing sensitive data shipped between locations back in March.</p><p>TD Bank is offering new accounts free of charge and a year of credit monitoring to affected customers.</p><p>In total, the bank is notifying more than 250,000 customers on the east coast about the breach.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:46:32 +0000 Todd Bookman 14820 at http://nhpr.org Statehouse Negotiators Agree on Fraud Bill http://nhpr.org/post/statehouse-negotiators-agree-fraud-bill <p>Lawmakers have reached agreement on a bill to address social service fraud.</p><p>Earlier this session, House members raised concerns about people scamming the Medicaid, Food Stamp and welfare programs.</p><p>State officials say their system to catch cases of fraud is effective.</p><p>Under the compromise hammered out yesterday, the state Department of Health and Human Services would take additional steps <em>if </em>savings are guaranteed.</p><p>Republican Representative Thomas Keane believes there are ways to improve the HHS&rsquo;s detection system.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 00:22:45 +0000 5862 at http://nhpr.org NH Welfare System Under Scrutiny http://nhpr.org/post/nh-welfare-system-under-scrutiny <p>Proposed legislation could weed out welfare fraud, but opponents say it is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 4025 at http://nhpr.org NH Welfare System Under Scrutiny Seniors Increasingly Target of Scams http://nhpr.org/post/seniors-increasingly-target-scams <p>According to the<a href="http://www.ftc.gov/sentinel/reports/sentinel-annual-reports/sentinel-cy2011.pdf" target="_blank"> Federal Trade Commission</a>, the number of complaints about consumer fraud against seniors has more than doubled since 2009. So called imposter scams, when someone poses as a relative or friend to extort money from someone they don&#39;t know increased by 22 percent last year.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:37:09 +0000 Rachel Gotbaum 2724 at http://nhpr.org Seniors Increasingly Target of Scams Senate Pulls Lever on Another Voter ID Law http://nhpr.org/post/senate-pulls-lever-another-voter-id-law <p>Along party lines,&nbsp;the New Hampshire Senate today passed a second, more restrictive voter ID measure. Earlier this month, a bill requiring voters to show valid photo identification or sign an affidavit was approved with the backing of Town Clerks and the Secretary of State.</p><p>This new Republican-backed legislation would require those seeking to vote in New Hampshire to also register their vehicles in the State and apply for a New Hampshire driver&rsquo;s license.</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 21:33:02 +0000 Todd Bookman 2669 at http://nhpr.org House Committee Urges Action On Food Stamp Fraud http://nhpr.org/post/house-committee-urges-action-food-stamp-fraud <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhVW8t5Jo-I</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:33:00 +0000 Pam Fessler 2413 at http://nhpr.org House Committee Urges Action On Food Stamp Fraud