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Labor Department watchdog identifies $45 billion of potential pandemic unemployment fraud

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Fraudsters allegedly filed billions of dollars in unemployment claims in multiple states simultaneously and relied on suspicious, hard-to-trace emails. In some cases, they used more than 205,000 Social Security numbers that belonged to dead people. Other suspected criminals obtained benefits using the identities of prisoners who are ineligible for aid.
Labor Department watchdog identifies $45 billion of potential pandemic unemployment fraud
10 days ago·Washington, United States

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ReutersReuters

Fraudsters likely stole $45.6 billion from U.S. COVID unemployment insurance program

Fraudsters likely stole $45.6 billion from the United States' unemployment insurance program during the COVID-19 pandemic by applying tactics like using Social Security numbers of deceased individuals, a federal watchdog said on Thursday.

10 days ago·United Kingdom
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CNNCNN

Pandemic unemployment benefits fraud may top $45 billion, federal watchdog says

Some $45.6 billion in pandemic unemployment benefits may have been fraudulently paid to criminals between March 2020 and April 2022, the US Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General said in a memorandum on Thursday. It's the latest report to identify widespread schemes to steal money from a variety of federal relief programs.

10 days ago·Atlanta, United States
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The Washington PostThe Washington Post

U.S. watchdog estimates $45.6 billion in pandemic unemployment fraud

A federal watchdog on Thursday found that fraudsters may have stolen $45.6 billion from the nation’s unemployment insurance program during the pandemic, using the Social Security numbers of dead people and other tactics to deceive and bilk the U.S. government.

10 days ago·Washington, United States
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CBS NewsCBS News

Feds say $45.6 billion in pandemic unemployment aid was likely stolen

Government probe shows scammers used the Social Security numbers of more than 200,000 dead people to claim jobless benefits.

10 days ago·New York, United States
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The HillThe Hill

Labor Department watchdog identifies $45 billion of potential pandemic unemployment fraud

The Labor Department inspector general on Thursday identified $45.6 billion in potential unemployment insurance (UI) fraud during the pandemic, a figure that far exceeds past estimates.

10 days ago·Washington, United States
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Fraudsters likely stole $45.6 bn from US unemployment insurance program in Covid-19

9 days ago·South Africa
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