US Department of Justice offering ‘one-stop’ site to report unemployment fraud
The Department of Justice’s National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force has launched a one-stop connection to the Federal Trade Commission, Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Labor to provide victims with quick access to resources needed to file an unemployment fraud report in all 50 states.
Secret Service launches sweeping pandemic fraud investigation
The newly appointed coordinator for the U.S. Secret Service Pandemic Fraud division said law enforcement members of the Cyber Task Force are working leads to track stolen state and national benefits estimated to be between $63 billion to $100 billion or more.
Reports of ID.me duplicate accounts increasing in Florida
ID.me, the company hired to verify the identification of Florida unemployment account holders has launched a full-court press to stop cybercriminals employing social engineering to steal the personal information of claimants applying for unemployment assistance.
Orlando businesswoman waits more than a year for unemployment claimant number
Stephanie Lindgren had been waiting since April of last year to get a claimant ID number issued by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity so she could collect state and federal unemployment benefits of more than $30,000.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity PIN reset fixes one problem but new issue arises
The now infamous DEO PIN reset debacle was successfully addressed and updated this week; however, the software remedy saw thousands of people still unable to apply for weekly benefits because their state unemployment accounts were locked and, in some cases, their identifications needed to be verified again.