Category Archive: General


Hands down fraud pondera solutions

Hands Down Fraud

By Jon Coss, Vice President, Risk, Fraud, and Compliance

April 9, 2020

Here’s a recent case of potential fraud that should surprise, well, no one.  A California used car dealer has been…

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Coronavirus Security

By Adi K, ISO

March 13, 2020

Friends of Pondera, with “coronavirus” the number one searched subject matter in the world, it is not a surprise that…

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Coronavirus Fraud

By Jon Coss, CEO

March 12, 2020

With the old expression “Never let a crisis go to waste” ringing through my head, I am not at all…

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McDonald's Monopoly

Monopolizing Monopoly

By Jon Coss, CEO

March 4, 2020

When I was in high school, McDonald’s ran a promotion where they distributed paper Monopoly game pieces to customers who…

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Phish Eats Shark

By Jon Coss, CEO

February 28, 2020

Sometimes the phish eats the shark.  That is certainly the case for Barbara Corcoran, one of the celebrity investors on…

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Rampant Greed at Any Cost

By Jon Coss, CEO

February 19, 2020

In a particularly disturbing drug fraud scheme, John Kapoor, the billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced last month to…

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Beauty Queen Fraudster

By Jon Coss, CEO

February 11, 2020

A recent high-profile fraud case may help highlight a particularly disturbing form of fraud that we often write about on…

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Hoverboard Dentist Update

By Jon Coss, CEO

February 3, 2020

Way back in October of 2017, I wrote a blogpost about an Anchorage dentist who was defrauding Medicaid by performing…

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2020

2020, I mean, 20Fraud

By Jon Coss, CEO

January 29, 2020

2020, I mean, 20 Fraud The bad news – there’s a new fraud threat we all need to be aware…

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A $28,000 Case of the Sniffles

By Jon Coss, CEO

January 2, 2020

Imagine going to the doctor because you just can’t shake that cold before the holidays and then receiving a bill…

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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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biathlon

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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physician exclusion

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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