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Study: Florida has the Most Coronavirus-Related Fraud Claims

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from ABC 27, Florida tops the country in coronavirus-related fraud. A recent study found that Florida has the dubious distinction of having the most COVID-19 fraud claims in the United States—eclipsing New York, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. Alarmingly, the study found that fraud reports are up when compared to 2019. COVID-19… Read More »

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9 Tips to Protect Your Remote Workforce from Phishing Attacks

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to switch to remote working, businesses are facing security and data privacy risks now that their employees are working from home. While hackers have used a variety of illegal tools to take advantage of companies’ vulnerabilities, phishing is among the most common fraudulent activities during the coronavirus… Read More »

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N95 Mask Manufacturer 3M Files Fraud, Price Gouging Lawsuits Against Companies in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Tampa Bay Times, 3M—one of the nation’s largest manufacturing companies—has filed fraud lawsuits against several companies around the country, including at least four companies in Florida. In the complaints, 3M alleges that the defendant companies are improperly acting as authorized N95 mask distributors and selling its highly sought after… Read More »

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South Florida Medical Provider Sues GEICO for Systematic Fraud; the Insurance Company is Bringing a Counterclaim for Billing Fraud

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Insurance Business Magazine, the Florida Spine and Joint Institute (FSJI)—a Miami Lakes-based medical provider—has filed a fraud lawsuit against GEICO, the second largest motor vehicle insurance provider in the United States. In turn, GEICO contends that FSJI has submitted false bills for reimbursement. In this article, our Miami business and… Read More »

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IRS Issues Official Warning: Watch Out for Coronavirus Fraud and Scams

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the related shutdowns have put an enormous amount of financial pressure on individuals and businesses. The federal government is rolling out a variety of programs to provide relief and to support the economy. Unfortunately, there is already evidence that fraudsters and scammers are preparing to take advantage of this… Read More »

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Security Concerns with Remote Working for Businesses: Tips to Mitigate Online Threats

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With over 800,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) globally, including nearly 200,000 in the U.S., many businesses have switched to remote working in order to survive during this unanticipated period of economic decline. As the coronavirus pandemic has pushed many American companies to mandate remote work, there are security concerns to consider. While switching… Read More »

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How Your Business Can Prevent Online Payment Fraud During the Coronavirus Pandemic

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when most companies in the U.S. have to rely on digital tools and online payments, it is easy to become a victim of payment fraud. As the coronavirus pandemic disrupted our daily lives and business operations, credit card hackers and fraudsters take advantage of the panic and vulnerable businesses… Read More »

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4 Legal Remedies for Identity Theft and Fraud in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The law calls it “identity theft” when thieves steal your personal information for the purpose of opening new accounts or using existing ones, renting or buying properties, making purchases in your name, or for other sorts of criminal activity. If someone is deliberately using your identity in order to gain a financial advantage, you… Read More »

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Proposed Law: The Florida Consumer Data Privacy Act

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On January 14th, 2020, the Consumer Data Privacy Act (House Bill 963) was officially introduced in the Florida State House of Representatives. There is also a corresponding bill in the Florida State Senate (SB 1670). If passed and signed into law, these laws, referred to as the Florida Consumer Data Privacy Act, would put… Read More »

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NHL’s Florida Panthers Sued for Alleged “Spam Text Message” Marketing

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Bloomberg Law, the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers are being sued over alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA). In bringing a class action lawsuit, two plaintiffs contend that they have received unsolicited, illegal spam text messages from the team after providing their phone numbers for… Read More »

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