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.

Congress Turns its Attention to SNAP Trafficking Fraud

Congress Turns its Attention to SNAP Trafficking Fraud

By Jon Coss, CEO

March 13, 2017

A few months ago, I wrote an article offering our support to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) as…

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What do Competitive Running and Fraud Detection Have in Common?

What do Competitive Running and Fraud Detection Have in Common?

By Jon Coss, CEO

March 6, 2017

I read with great interest the story this month about a woman who cheated her way to a second-place finish…

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Buried Pentagon Report Leads to Questions for Other Government Agencies

Buried Pentagon Report Leads to Questions for Other Government Agencies

By Jon Coss, CEO

February 27, 2017

Earlier this year, four government agencies – Commerce, Health and Human Services, Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency—received letters from…

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The Case of Tom Brady’s Stolen Jersey

The Case of Tom Brady’s Stolen Jersey

By Jon Coss, CEO

February 6, 2017

Shortly after Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history, he noticed that…

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Online access to groceries for SNAP recipients

Online access to groceries for SNAP recipients

By Jon Coss, CEO

January 18, 2017

The USDA recently announced a pilot program, starting this August, to offer online access to groceries for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance…

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Managed Care Fraud

Managed Care Fraud

By Jon Coss, CEO

January 9, 2017

In a recent Texas senate hearing, it was revealed that in 2015, the state’s 22 Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) had…

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New Drug Overdose

New Drug Overdose Death Statistics

By Jon Coss, CEO

December 19, 2016

A common topic on Pondera’s blog is the seemingly endless acceleration in the number of drug overdose deaths. And based…

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Changes to Government Healthcare

Changes to Government Healthcare

By Jon Coss, CEO

November 16, 2016

As a company, Pondera is closely following the comments coming from the incoming administration about how they are approaching government…

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What the Election Means to Fraud Detection

What the Election Means to Fraud Detection

By Jon Coss, CEO

November 10, 2016

It’s only been a few hours since the election of Donald Trump, and we are already fielding questions about what…

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Old Fashioned Credit Card Fraud

Old Fashioned Credit Card Fraud

By Jon Coss, CEO

October 3, 2016

While shopping for groceries this week, my wife turned from her cart when a man stumbled and fell in the…

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