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What unemployment insurance fraud may mean for Coloradans

 

Last updated 2/16/2021 at 3:31pm

Colorado, along with the rest of the nation, has recently been subjected to a wave of fraudulent Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims. The criminals filing these claims range from sophisticated international identity theft rings trying to cash in on stolen social security numbers, to local fraudsters trying to "game" the system on a one-off basis. The bad news for Coloradans, including not only legitimate UI claimants and employers, but also individuals whose stolen identities have been used to file false claims, is that legitimate benefit payments can sometimes be delayed and for others simp...



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