Illegally obtaining and trafficking in disabled parking placards has become a significant problem in large cities around the country. In some cities, as many as one in ten drivers have placards, allowing them to park closer to work, shops, and home. While this is clearly a vital program for those who qualify for it, it is equally clear that those who defraud the program should be detected and stopped. These bad actors take parking spots from those people that truly need them and hurt retailers by restricting parking availability.
Pondera’s System, built “by investigators, for investigators”, offers an extremely powerful, yet easy-to-use system to combat fraud, waste, and abuse in Disabled Parking Placard programs. Our integrated system spans fraud detection, investigation, and enforcement.
Detect Placard Fraud Fraud Detection as a Service (FDaaS)
: Core detection system that includes over 40 Alerts, Prediction Models, and Geospatial Analysis Maps designed specifically for detecting Placard fraud. Searches for issues such as deceased and out-of-state applicants, high numbers of replacement requests, unusual travel patterns, indicators of placard trafficking, and more.
Investigate Placard Fraud
SuperSearch: Search the FDaaS database and integrated public records databases for information on suspects, associates, affiliates, and more. Hyperlink to fraud indicators, alert history, geospatial maps, and Google Street View of locations.
Network Analyzer: Visually explore associations and network linkages between and among issuers and suspects. Use pre-built templates for issues such as corporate associations and clusters of suspects. Save and share maps with fellow analysts and investigators.
Social Media Analyzer: Search for illegal placard sales on commonly used sites. Discover connections, associations, and investigative data through analysis of social network sites, blogs, and other on-line services. Save newly discovered links to your link analysis charts or open cases.
Enforce Placard Regulations
Case Tracker: Create, manage, collaborate, and report on cases generated by Pondera or through tips or other automated systems. Add notes, documents, and images to your cases.
Intel Reports: Request in-depth investigative reports from Pondera’s Special Investigation Unit (SIU), staffed by certified fraud examiners, government program experts, and former law enforcement agents. Reports include behavioral, link, and social network analysis.
Executive Dashboard: Easily review the results of your detection and enforcement activities via a graphical management reporting system. Analyze your programs’ most frequent Alerts and trends over time.
Pondera’s entire suite of tools is fully integrated, passing data and leads between the detection, investigation, and enforcement modules. Your analysts and investigators access the system through a secure Internet Browser. Additional advantages of Pondera include:
- Rapid Deployments : Go live in as few as 120 days
- Cloud Infrastructure : No need to buy hardware or software
- Machine Learning : Identify emerging fraud trends with constantly improving algorithms
- Integrated Third Party Data : Validate identities, incarceration status, addresses, criminal histories, and more with pre-tested consumer and business databases