Be Aware of a Rise in Fraud for Unemployment Benefits.

What to watch for and how to protect yourself from identity theft.

What to Know

Unfortunately, unemployment fraud has become more prevalent since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In these latest scams, fraudsters use phishing emails and other social engineering tricks to gain personal information from victims. Then, they use the name, birth date and Social Security number they’ve obtained to file for unemployment.

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