Fraud

It's Now Illegal to Stage A Car Crash for Insurance in NY
This is just becoming a crime?  Because I thought fraud was already a felony.
Apparently, according to news channel 6, staging a car for insurance fraud is now a crime which can be charged as a felony.  Seems to me like this should have been a thing all along...
Gift Card Scam Hits Vestal Best Buy
You get a phone call that places you into an immediate panic.  It's the IRS, or maybe it's an "attorney for a family member" or your online girlfriend/boyfriend, and they need your help. All of which can be easily taken care of by dropping some mo…
Broome County Hit by IRS Scammers
The Broome County Office for Aging says they've received about a dozen calls from seniors reporting that someone from the IRS is calling and advising them that they're being sued. This is a scam.