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Law enforcement warns of unemployment scam


Last updated 1/12/2021 at 2:20pm

Over the course of the last year, there has been an overwhelming increase in unemployment fraud throughout the United States. Locally, it appears thus far that the illicit activity cannot be tied to any specific group but is widespread. Other states have tied some of the activity to a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring with a substantial database of personal identifying information and hundreds or thousands of involved suspects.

A nationwide trend has been recognized in which the fraudulent benefit claims have been submitted using the Personal Identifying Information of first responders, go...

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