Fraud Alert-Forged Paystubs

By Matthew M. Young, Attorney While forging paystubs to obtain credit is not a new concept, I have a number of credit unions that have advised me of an alarming increase in the use of these phony documents to support employment and corresponding income. Historically, forged paystubs were more common for indirect automobile loans obtained…

Some justice.

When this story broke, it happened to be around the same time that the Corporates went through their debacle. Thus the astonishing amount of theft paled in comparison to the investment losses of the likes of WesCorp and, incredibly, the story did not get the same amount of attention.  Yet, the incident continues to affect…

Mules indicted!

 by:  Robert Rutkowski  When a person acts as a middleman for a con artist or grifter, plays stupid when the police get involved and then avoids prosecution because of lack of intent, it makes me crazy.  To me this middleman, or mule, is essentially acting the same as someone driving the getaway car in a robbery.  It…

Rob’s Summer/Fall Speaking Schedule

Summer and fall are shaping up to be a very busy seminar season for Rob! Below is a list of venues where he will be presenting through the end of the year as well as information on how to sign up to attend these seminars. July 16, 2008: Rob will be teaming up with CU…

Identity Theft Declining?

According to Javelin strategy and research, identity theft declined somewhat in the United States in 2007.  Yet this crime still amounted to a $45 billion loss.  I give seminars on identity theft and any information that would suggest that the crime itself is declining, even slightly, is great news, even though the FTC says ID theft complaints continue…