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.

fishing tackle on a wooden table

Phishing for Fishing Gear

By Caryn O., Director of Marketing

January 2, 2019

Whew! The holidays are over, and I wore out my Amazon.com account to find the perfect gifts.  It seemed I…

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Medical Record Healthcare

The Health Impact of Fraud

By David D., Account Executive

December 21, 2018

As the PI Director at an MCO and as the VP at the South-Central US ZPIC, I saw the impact…

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Learning analytics identify human technology

Analytics are more than Numbers and Stats – It’s About People by Tammy Marple, VP – Special Investigations Unit

by Tammy M., Vice President SIU

August 7, 2018

During my time as a fraud analyst, I realized that my work was so much more than just numbers and…

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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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