Saturday 16 December 2017

Haunted by 'phantom' fraud

One of the most bizarre, not to say ghoulish, forms of fraud is the case of the phantom pensioners.

But unlike the ghost estates and other consequences of the financial crash, fraudulent claims for money belonging to persons who have died are nothing new.

In modern times, the commonest target for exploitation -- to say nothing of mere negligence or carelessness -- has been the social welfare system.

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