In times like these, we need to be wary of those who are looking to take advantage of a crisis. While there are so many people who have risked their health to serve others, there are also bad actors out there who prey on us when we are fearful, isolated, and not as vigilant as we might otherwise be. With a record number of Arkansans filing unemployment claims, we want to make sure every person protects themselves, their bank account, and their personal information from scams.
Be Aware— It Can Happen to Anyone!
Unemployment Insurance (UI) fraud is a crime that affects everyone. Criminal enterprises using stolen personal information from earlier national data breaches have been attempting to file fraudulent unemployment claims. This is part of a national unemployment fraud scheme.
If you believe someone has filed unemployment insurance in your name, you need to report it immediately.
More information is available here: Is a scammer getting unemployment benefits in your name?
Courtesy of Arkansas Division of Workforce Services.