Unemployment insurance fraud on the rise

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, MICH — Unemployment Insurance task force is collaborating with state and federal agencies to investigate and prosecute nationwide unemployment fraud.Since March 15, the Unemployment Insurance Agency has received more than 50,000 reports of unemployment fraud and identity theft.Criminals are using previously stolen or false personal information from data breaches involving Equifax and others.According to Attorney General, Dana Nessel, this unprecedented public health crisis has created an opportunity ripe for abuse by people exploiting the system.The UIA has since developed further fraud protections including additional identification verification.UIA Director, Steve Gray, said their focus remains on doing everything they can to quickly validate authentic claims.If you feel you are a victim of identity theft, visit Michigan.gov/UIA and go to the identity theft link.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Insights Preview: Alpena County Airport Manager discusses plans for CARES Act fundingNext Blue Cross Blue Shield extends benefits for memberslast_img


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