Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Card Collector

Are you a sports card collector? As a child, did you seek out antique baseball cards sporting pictures of swinging greats like Babe Ruth, or legendary pitchers such as Satchel Paige and share your collection with friends? (Some of those legendary player cards can...

Man Who Doesn’t Care Receives Fraudulent CARES Act Funds

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act helps provide emergency financial assistance, including expanded unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to people suffering from the economic struggles of the COVID-19 pandemic. Joseph Ransome, 51, of Indian Trail, N.C., filed for and received unemployment benefits,...

Plan A Leads to Plan J

Unemployment benefits serve as a safety net for workers who have been laid off and are looking and available for work. During the Coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented number of people have benefited from unemployment benefits on both federal and state levels. (It’s nice to...

Treated Like Criminals

The Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) is responsible for employment services, unemployment insurance benefits, analyzing labor market information, administering Paid Family and Medical Leave and it also helps investigate fraud related to unemployment benefits. Sometimes investigations can be cumbersome for the victims of unemployment...

Able, Just Not Willing

Unemployment insurance provides payments to those who are unable to secure employment through no fault of their own. Unfortunately, this benefits program is seen by fraudsters as an opportunity to line their own pockets. Angela Stubblefield of Tacoma, Wash., has been sentenced for filing fraudulent...

Mother Doesn’t Always Know Best

When the CARES Act was passed in March 2020, it was meant to provide support to Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was not meant to be used by unscrupulous individuals to assist their children, who were serving time...

Millions Lost to Unemployment Fraud in Colorado

The state of Colorado is losing millions of dollars each year to unemployment fraud. But the key questions are? Who are the people committing unemployment fraud and what happens to them when they are caught? Denver's 9News.com recently investigated those very topics and learned...

Colorado Frauds Climb to New Heights

Unemployment claims have skyrocketed in recent months due to the pandemic. An increased likelihood of fraud corresponds with the rise in unemployment claims as fraudsters seek to take advantage of the national crisis. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has reported a substantial increase...

More Frog Than Prince

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington’s Employment Security Department lost hundreds of millions of dollars to fraud as schemers rushed to fraudulently claim unemployment benefits that included an inviting federal supplement. A big chunk of that fraud appears to come from a Nigerian crime ring....

COVID Feature: No Time to Gamble

Nevada is the latest in a string of states to report increased amounts of identity theft due to the coronavirus pandemic. While Nevada is known for legalized gambling, this is no time to be taking chances when it comes to safeguarding personal information. Thanks to...

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