IDES Warning People About Rising Unemployment Scams As Checks End For Nearly 453,000 In IllinoisThe Illinois Department of Employment Services is warning people to be on the lookout for suspicious texts and emails because scammers are once again on the prowl.
Tracking And Arresting Unemployment Scammers Who Target Taxpayers, Jobless$63 billion --between March 2020 and January 2021. That’s how much the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) estimates states overpaid in unemployment benefits.
Unemployment Scammer Spills Secrets: Illinois Easy Target Because 'They Don’t Verify Anything'You’ve heard a lot about fraud in the state’s unemployment system, but you’ve never heard this: A scammer spills his secrets — how he steals your taxpayer dollars, leaving those desperately needing benefits stuck in limbo.
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.