Welcome to the Pondera FraudCast, where we post information on fraud trends, lessons learned from client engagements, and observations from our investigators in the field. We hope you’ll check back often to stay current with our efforts to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in large government programs.

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Forensic Genetic Genealogy

By Jon Coss, CEO

December 24, 2019

In a move that a decade ago could have only been imagined by writers of science fiction novels, the Justice…

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Frequent Flyer Fraud

By Jon Coss, CEO

December 10, 2019

As a frequent airline traveler, I closely watch my reward miles to make sure they are properly posted to my…

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A King’s Ransom

By Jon Coss, CEO

November 26, 2019

In one rough day in 2017, Jeff David, the former Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Sacramento Kings NBA…

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Using Big Data to Improve Emergency Response Times

By David D., Account Executive

July 15, 2019

Using Big Data to Improve Emergency Response Times Ten thousand lives could be saved each year if emergency crews were…

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Student Identity Theft Hits Close to Home

By Jon Coss, CEO

March 26, 2019

It’s always more impactful when fraud hits close to home and last week that’s exactly what occurred to me.  I…

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Striking a balance between speed and accuracy; SNAP PI is like a biathlon!

By Amanda H., Chief Customer Officer

March 14, 2019

Take your time, but hurry up. How many of us have heard that old cliché before? If you are in…

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Is $56B enough to get our attention?

By Tom M., Project Manager

February 27, 2019

All Posts $56 billion in overpayments? That’s more than the entire budget for the Department of Homeland Security.  In a…

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The Secret Ingredient in Customer Success (Hint: It’s not ketchup!)

By Dr. Shehab P., Customer Value Director

February 13, 2019

If you have something to sell, your success is directly tied to your understanding about what your customer actually wants….

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Trends in Physician Exclusion: Characteristics for Consideration to Complement Analyses

By Amy K., Training & Development Manager

January 16, 2019

What is predictive profiling? How does predictive profiling help the healthcare industry? How do statistics and identifying traits inform decision-making…

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Elder Financial Fraud

By Mark L., Director of Intelligence

January 9, 2019

For most of us, receiving a phone call or email advising we had just won the lottery likely would be…

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