Key Examples of Government Fraud | The Advocacy For Consumer Rights

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Government fraud, or the act of procuring government funds through unethical means, is a substantial problem in the United States, and it is the taxpayers who ultimately foot the bill for these fraudulent actions. Government fraud is viewed as an exceedingly serious offense, and as such, it is an offense that is usually prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Not everyone fully comprehends the intricacies of government fraud, however, and for this reason, some individuals end up committing the act unknowingly, or fail to recognize when their business is a fault for a fraudulent offense. Here is a look at some of the more common types of government fraud.

 

Medicare/Medicaid Fraud

Medicare and Medicaid fraud are increasingly prevalent problems in the U.S. Examples of this type of fraud are when health care providers bill for services that were unnecessary or never performed, or if they overestimate the costs of a particular health service and obtain funds for the inflated price.

 

Contractor Fraud

Examples of contractor fraud include charging the government for work that is incomplete or was never performed or using bribes to secure a contract. Another commonly seen occurrence of contractor fraud involves knowingly inflating the cost of the labor or supplies needed for a particular government project.

 

False Claims/False Statements

Per the Federal False Claims Act, it is illegal to make a false claim in order to obtain money from the government. One example of making false claims or statements might involve falsifying documents to obtain funding from the government for medical procedures. Another example could be if a contractor has agreed not to use a particular product or building material on a job, but does so anyway.

 

Those who suspect government fraud is being committed by a particular person or entity are sometimes able to obtain compensation for reporting these actions to the government. This is commonly referred to as “whistleblowing.”

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Arbitration Clauses Eliminate Rights | The Advocacy For Consumer Rights

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If you’ve had a lawsuit filed against you, did you know it is possible to stop a lawsuit in its tracks? Many lawsuits are poorly written and difficult to understand. Sometimes, this is intentional because it works in favor of the person bringing the suit. Understanding the laws of grammar, or enlisting the help of an expert in this field, is one way you can stop wrongful lawsuits.

 

What Are the Laws of Grammar?

While this is a big topic, here is a basic definition: the laws of grammar are the means by which people communicate with each other. In everyday life, it is fairly easy to make ourselves understood. However, in legal writing, such as contracts and lawsuits, these laws of grammar become extremely important. If words are incorrectly, this creates ambiguity, which has no place in a legal document. In order for a document to be clear, precise, and unambiguous, it must follow the mathematical laws of grammar. Many documents do not, but because few people understand how this can work against them, the lawyers, businesses, and corporations who have something to gain by confusing documents get away with it.

 

Stopping a Lawsuit

If you want to stop a wrongful lawsuit brought against you, the first thing you should do is look at the language in the lawsuit. Is it confusing, ambiguous, or imprecise? If you have trouble understanding what it’s saying but aren’t quite sure what to do about it, the next thing you should do is contact an expert in the mathematical laws of grammar. In fact, even if you are unsure whether or not the language is confusing, you would be wise to enlist the help of a professional. What does “timely manner” mean, for example? There are many commonly used phrases like this that have no exact meaning. To stop wrongful lawsuits, talk to a professional grammar expert today. You may be surprised at what can be done.

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Consumer Rights You Are Giving Away | The Advocacy For Consumer Rights

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Consumer Rights laws were created to protect consumers from harm of businesses. There are 4 parts of the law, the right to safety, right to be informed, right to choose, and right to be heard.

  1. Right to Safety: Consumers should trust that their products are safe to use within their intended purpose. An example would be the recent car recalls for unsafe parts.
  2. Right to be Informed: We have the right to know about alternative products. This prevents false claims and give the consumer the truth about a product.
  3. Right to Choose: Along with being informed we have the ability to choose amoungst competitors which product or brand we want to purchase.
  4. Right to be Heard: When consumers feel like the above rights have been violated they can take their concerns to the government. The governments job is to protect the well being and interests of the consumers by creating regulations for products.

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Medicaid Lawsuit in Alaska| The Advocacy For Consumer Rights

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When you are reading over a contract, chances are there are parts that you just glaze over because the language is a little difficult. Many people who write contracts expect this. They want you to misinterpret a contract, so that they have reason to file a lawsuit against you. This can be a hard thing to stop, especially if you do not understand the laws of grammar.

The Laws of Grammar

The laws of grammar are plain and simple, or so you would like to think. In day to day language, you understand what others are saying to you and you get by. You know that quickly is an adverb and that it can describe a verb, adjective or other adverb. In everyday communication you can say, “I had to go to the store quickly.” No one will question you.

However, in a contract or other legal document, language has to be exact. Modifiers like adjectives and adverbs leave room for interpretation. What does it mean to go to the store quickly? To you it might mean you spent an hour roaming around the store. To your husband it might mean a five minute trip.

Syntax in Law

Syntax and grammar in law related instances plays a very important role. The language in contracts lets people know what is expected of them. When a contract says, “You must make payments in a timely fashion,” grammar lets you know what that means. Or at least you think you do. In reality this is not a statement. The word timely makes it an opinion because it leaves room for interpretation.

Understanding syntax and the laws of grammar can stop frivolous lawsuits because you will really understand what the contract is saying. You will know what is expected of you when you know the right questions to ask.

Talk to a Professional

There are companies out there that specialize in finding and fixing fraudulent language in legal documents. This helps stop frivolous lawsuits from ever happening. If you feel that you need help understanding the laws of grammar in a legal setting, make sure to talk to one of these professionals. They are out there to help you. Do not let yourself be taken advantage of. Talk to someone who understands the laws of grammar today.

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Four People Stole $1M from Mortgage Lenders | The Advocacy For Consumer Rights

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Two men who commited $18.5 million in fraud against 8,000 homeowners, pled guilty to their charges in a huge mortgage modification scheme. They had set up a fake telemarketing agency and purchased their victims information. Then they would contact the people who were in danger of losing their home and say that they could help them but they had to pay thousands of dollars up front sayng that the money was going to the law firm that was representing them and their mortgage was under review. Really the money was going into the mens’ pockets who were going to scam more vulnerable homeowners.

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Details of a Whistleblower Claim | The Advocacy For Consumer Rights

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A whistleblower is someone who informs on a person or organization that is engaged in illegal activities. If you are knowledgeable about mortgage lenders or servicers who are participating in fraudulent contracts, you can blow the whistle on them. There are many reasons you may want to do this:

  • Exposure: if you work for a lender who is using misleading statements to perform grammar fraud, you can expose these illegal activities for the benefit of the clients your company served.
  • Compensation: if a whistleblower provides information that the government is then able to use to prosecute the lender, they may be entitled to some sort of compensation.
  • Best: it is best to use the lenders own documents to prove the grammar fraud, and a whistleblower can easily give these types of documents.

When a whistleblower files a claim, the advocacy company does a lot to help them. For example, they help ensure that you, the whistleblower, get the compensation you deserve. They also help you expose the fraud and take the proper action because they know what to look for and exactly what to do. The great thing is that these companies can use the information that you help them get to assist people in finding grammar fraud in contracts and documents that were used to oppose the consumer and the government.

Contact

Make sure to contact an advocacy group who can help you file you whistleblower claim. You want to do what is right even though the company you work for does not. You can easily do this by blowing the whistle. When you blow the whistle, it helps consumers save money and time. It helps them get out of fraudulent contracts. You can also help end fraudulent contracts and ensure that the proper grammar and language rules are followed in all legally binding contracts.

Because you want to do what is right, you have to make sure to find the best advocacy group in your area. The best group would be one that has legal knowledge alongside a vast knowledge of grammar and language laws. Do not sit by while others are taken advantage of. Start you whistleblower claim to help fix the problems that you know about.

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Stopping Mortgage Grammar Fraud | The Advocacy For Consumer Rights

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When mortgage lenders use special mortgage grammar to confuse the contracts they are writing, it can result in mortgage grammar fraud. In order to understand what has to be done to stop this mortgage grammar fraud, you have to first understand what these lenders do to commit the fraud and how you can get help.

How It Is Committed

Grammar fraud is committed when contract writers, lenders and servicers use misleading grammar. They might use grammar that does not really fit the normal grammar rules. The reason that this is fraudulent is because as you, the layman, read the contract you do not realize that the language rules are violated.

You know that there are language rules. You know the rules from dictionaries and what you have been taught. However, because of the technical aspect of the contracts the language can be harder to understand. This makes it easy for mortgage grammar fraud to be committed because most people do not know how to catch it.

How to Get Help

Sometimes you need help assessing a mortgage agreement when it is too late. You already missed payments and have violated the contract because of some fraudulent dealings. The good news is that you do not have to wait until you have missed payments or otherwise violated your mortgage contract. You can qualify to get help before any of that. When you ask for help assessing mortgage grammar fraud, it does not affect your credit score. Getting help can help you find relief from issues due to grammar fraud in your contracts.

All you have to do is contact someone who understands the grammar laws. They know what to look for, so they can help you find the answers that you are looking for. In order to get the help that you really need, you have to find a company that is well versed in legal aspects of contracts, but also the grammar laws that are used. These two areas of knowledge will lead them to assessing your contracts properly and making sure that you are not in any fraudulent dealings.

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Understanding Contract Grammar | The Advocacy For Consumer Rights

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Contract fraud happens when one party gives false or intentionally confusing information to the other party in a contract. There are two types of contract fraud: Fraud in the Inducement and Fraud in the Factum. Fraud in the Inducement means that the party has been decieved in the entire contract. The other party in this instance is probably posing as someone they are not making the entire contract fraud. Fraud in the Factum is one peice of a contract being false, as in being told you were purchasing an amout of a product and recieving a different amount. Proving fraud is difficult because you must show that the decieving party knowingly gave the other party fale information and that they had intent. If the other party is convicted of fraud then you will recieve reimbursement for damages against you.

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Consumer Rights You Are Giving Away | The Advocacy For Consumer Rights

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A grammar specialist is someone who can assess legal contracts to make sure that all of the proper language and mathematic rules are followed. This type of specialist may be new to you, so you may not really understand when you might need to call them. You need to know when you should contact a grammar specialists and how you can go about getting in contact with them.

When

You may need a grammar specialist if you are:

  • Entering into a new contract. They can assess the contract and make sure ahead of time that the contract is not full of fraudulent grammar. Fraudulent grammar is any grammar that does not correctly follow language rules.
  • Struggling with a contract. If you are currently in a contract, but are finding yourself going against the contract constantly, but you do not understand why, you can contact a grammar specialist. There may be some fraudulent language in the contract that is getting you in trouble.
  • Curious about a contract. If you have been in a contract and are not late with any payments, you can still contact a grammar specialist. They can assure that you are in a good contract. If you are in a fraudulent contract it can end poorly for you because you can break the contract without realizing it because they do not use the normal language rules.

Contacting a grammar specialist is not always an easy task. It is hard because you do not always know when you need one. However, if you know when you should contact a grammar specialist, you also need to know how to find a grammar specialist.

How

You need to find an advocacy group that is near you. When you do, you also need to make sure that they have thorough legal knowledge as well as thorough knowledge about grammar and mathematical laws. The legal knowledge will ensure that they are familiar with the special jargon in the contact. The knowledge about grammar and mathematical laws will ensure that they understand the special construction rules that these types of contracts must always follow.

By Leyton Ward

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Goldman-Sachs and NY Fed Reserve Case | The Advocacy For Consumer Rights

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There are many ways to commit Tax Fraud including not paying taxes, hiding information, and falsifying documents. There is an act called the Tax Relief and Health Act of 2006 that allows someone who knows of tax fraud, by an individual or business, to come forward and tell the IRS. These whisteleblowers can recieve up to 30% of the fraud amount if it exceeds $2 million dollars. One man, Bradley Birkenfeld, recieved $104 million dollars in 2012 for turning in a UBS client to the IRS. He also served 40 months in jail because he was apart of the plan to hold information. Since he came forwarded and was the whistleblower about the fraud, he was charged as a criminal but still recieved a reward for alerting the IRS.

 

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