TULSA, Okla. — Nearly 3,800 fake unemployment insurance claims are stopped in its tracks.
The U.S. Department of Labor blocked the fake claims, which included 1,300 filed from a range of IP addresses in London, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma.
Officials say the partnership with the Department of Labor and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission saved the state nearly $16 million.
Where there is crisis, criminals see opportunity. Fraudsters won’t hesitate to fill their pockets with money intended for hard working Oklahomans who have lost their jobs during this current health crisis. My Coronavirus Anti-Fraud Team will continue to partner with the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Department of Labor, and local, state, tribal and federal law enforcement to investigate and shut down these unscrupulous networks.
Experts say you might even consider freezing your credit.
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