FraudCast


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.

Cigarette Fraud

By Jon Coss, CEO

May 14, 2018

Last week we wrote about charges being brought against a group of alleged fraudsters in California that were trucking thousands…

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How to Steal $80 million Five Cents at a Time

By Jon Coss, CEO

May 10, 2018

Last week, in the realm of “are there any government programs fraudsters won’t steal from”, California officials announced charges against…

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How Fraudsters Stole Money from Venmo Users

How Fraudsters Stole Money from Venmo Users

By Jon Coss, CEO

April 10, 2018

In yet another example of the creativity of fraudsters exploiting security flaws in commonly used services, the Federal Trade Commission…

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City of Atlanta Victimized by Ransomware

City of Atlanta Victimized by Ransomware

By Jon Coss, CEO

April 4, 2018

Imagine walking in to work and being handed a printed out note instructing you to not turn on your computer…

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Ambulette Fraud

Ambulette Fraud

By Jon Coss, CEO

March 28, 2018

“Ambulette” is a term to describe the vans and cars that transport Medicaid patients to non-emergency appointments. Despite the presence…

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An “Amazing” Contributor to the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

An “Amazing” Contributor to the Nation’s Opioid Crisis

By Jon Coss, CEO

February 26, 2018

The Sacramento Bee, my local newspaper, reported this week on an area doctor, a seemingly successful cardiologist and graduate of…

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A New Way to Rip Off the Taxpayer

A New Way to Rip Off the Taxpayer

By Jon Coss, CEO

February 23, 2018

I often mention how “impressed” I am by the ingenuity of fraudsters and their ability to find new and creative…

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Jackpotting Comes to the U.S.

Jackpotting Comes to the U.S.

By Jon Coss, CEO

We’ve written several times about skimmers, devices that thieves place into gas pumps, ATMs, and other machines to steal personal…

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How Startups Benefit Government

How Startups Benefit Government

By Jon Coss, CEO

January 31, 2018

What a delight it was to read a commentary in Government Technology magazine by Rebecca Woodbury, a Senior Management Analyst…

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Nigerian Email Fraud

Nigerian Email Fraud

By Jon Coss, CEO

January 18, 2018

In December, a 67-year-old Louisiana man was charged with 269 counts of money laundering for serving as a middle man…

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