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June 13th 2022

Pandemic fraud syndicates eye next targets for theft of taxpayers’ money

Investigators are still trying to figure out how much was stolen from government programs during the coronavirus pandemic, but the big-time fraudsters have already moved on to find new targets. The food stamp program has shown a serious spike in identity fraud, and analysts say other programs are vulnerable, too. They include rental assistance, state tax refunds and even Medicaid, the federal-state health care program that pays to deliver medical coverage to the poor.