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Unemployment Fraud

By August 7, 2020August 17th, 2020COVID-19, Fraud

Download the PDF, “Unemployment Fraud.”

Fraudulent Claims on the Rise

It’s Monday morning and you get a call from one of your team members asking about a notice they just received from the state unemployment office. They are asking what they need to do with the unemployment benefit determination or debit card they just received, and you are confused because they have been working their regular schedule so they should not be filing with the state. Do you chalk this up as a simple error or is there some action you need to take?

Learn more by downloading the PDF, “Unemployment Fraud.”

The U.S. Secret Service issued an alert in May reporting information was received that indicated a Nigerian fraud ring was exploiting the COVID-19 crisis and was committing large scale fraud against state unemployment insurance programs.


Mike Parker

Author Mike Parker

Mike has 30 years of experience in unemployment cost control management, and has been with Thomas & Company for 25 years. He is the primary contact with state agencies building strong relationships, lobbying for opportunities that increase quality of service and efficiencies, and insuring compliance with state specific requirements. He works with the client service team, answering technical questions related to the unemployment insurance programs administered by the individual states and oversees the processes associated with wage audits and fraudulent claim inquiries. Mike is a member of the SIDES Operations Committee and currently sits on four Operations Committee subcommittees.

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