• unemployment scam May 28, 2020

    Unemployment Scam Hits the Bay State

    Massachusetts officials are warning residents about a nationwide unemployment scam where people are applying for benefits under someone else’s name.

  • unemployment scam May 28, 2020

    Nationwide Unemployment Scam Targets Mass. Claimants

    A growing number of people across Massachusetts have been approved for unemployment benefits, even though they never applied for them due to a nationwide scam. Erik Liddell got a letter last week saying his unemployment claim had been approved.  “I received a notice of monetary determination, basically saying I filed a claim on May 19,” Liddell said. “The problem being,…

  • unemployment fraud scheme May 27, 2020

    ‘National Unemployment Fraud Scheme' May Slow Benefits

    The payment of unemployment benefits to some claimants may be delayed as the state implements new steps to verify the identity of applicants in response to what the Baker administration called a “national unemployment fraud scheme.” The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development said Wednesday that criminal enterprises with access to stolen personal information from prior national data breaches…

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