Illinois Residents Now Receiving Fraudulent Change-Of-Address Letters Thanks To Unemployment Scammers; Anti-Fraud Task Force LaunchedOne of the biggest problems faced by the Illinois Department of Employment Security continues to be skyrocketing fraud claims.
Illinois, FBI Create Task Force To Fight Unemployment FraudThe Illinois Department of Employment Security and Attorney General Kwame Raoul have now partnered with the FBI to form a task force to work against unemployment fraud.
Retired Man Victimized Twice By Unemployment FraudDavid Keating was the victim of unemployment fraud not once, but twice. When he first reached out to CBS 2 for help, we told him to freeze his credit. He did, but he still got another fraudulently filed credit card.
Fraudsters File Unemployment Claim In Name Of Man Who Died More Than A Year Ago; Daughter Worries It Will Affect EstateA La Grange Park woman has an active unemployment claim – and thanks to fraudsters, so does her father, who died more than a year ago.
Other States Seeing Success In Fighting Unemployment Fraud With ID.me Verification SoftwareID.me software both verifies identities and weeds out bad actors in minutes, and the states that use it say they are seeing some success with the software.
Woman Finally Gets Job After 10 Months, But Is Now Being Ordered To Pay State $31,000 Back -- And Blames FraudChristina Hill finally got a job after 10 months of unemployment – but now, she is getting letters saying she should never have gotten unemployment money and she owes $30,000 back to the State of Illinois.
Fraudulent Unemployment Claims In Illinois Reach 297,000; One Man Was Victim Of Fraud While Trying To Get His Own BenefitsRight along with increasing unemployment claims in Illinois come increasing problems for people still struggling to get benefits or fighting to clear their names after being victims of fraud.
Victims Of Evolving Unemployment Scam Say State Of Illinois Is Promising To Help, But Also Demanding RepaymentFor months as the COVID-19 pandemic has raged on, CBS 2 has been Working for Chicago with reporting that uncovers failures in the Illinois unemployment system.
Illinois Sees New Spike In Unemployment Fraud Cases, With Benefit To Scammers Unclear As Victims Are Receiving Debit CardsScammers can get your Social Security number and use it to unlock your unemployment benefits – even if you’re still gainfully employed.
First, Suburban Woman Is Victim Of Unemployment Fraud, Then, She Can't Get Benefits When She Does Need ThemWe've done many stories on folks out of work who can't get the benefits they should, and others on scammers – ripping off all of us by getting cash they don't deserve. On Friday, CBS 2’s Tim McNicholas introduced us to a suburban woman experiencing double trouble.
CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker Shows How She Protected Her Credit When She Became A Victim Of FraudCBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker has covered all kinds of consumer scams over the years, but now she has become a victim of fraud.
Small Business Says State Of Illinois Did Nothing To Stop Fraudsters From Taking $37,000 In Unemployment In Its Staffers' NamesOn Friday night, new accusations surfaced saying the state did nothing to stop tens of thousands of dollars in unemployment fraud targeting a single small business.
Can Illinois Unemployment System Handle Another Surge, Especially With Some People Already Left High And Dry, And Desperate, For Months?Gov. JB Pritzker said the state’s unemployment system is working better than before. But can it handle another spike in claims – especially when more than 100,000 people who filed over the past seven months are still waiting?
Documents Shed Light On Some Of The Problems With The Illinois Department Of Employment Security Callback SystemWe continue to hear from people who are desperate for help, but who are just stuck waiting for a callback from the state’s unemployment office – in one case for six weeks.
New Government Report Highlights Scope Of Unemployment Fraud In IllinoisThe report flags Illinois as one of the states having big problems with unemployment fraud, specifically stating Illinois is one of the states that could have done more earlier to verify identities.