Wherever there are funds that can be stolen, identity thieves are likely to be at work. It turns out that unemployment benefits are no exception.
Unemployment scams have become more lucrative during COVID-19, as states have experienced overwhelming benefits claims from millions of first-time filers. There is a priority for states to get that money out quickly, even more so during a pandemic, so they don’t wait for an employer to verify the identity of the person who’s applied for benefits online. Continue reading