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Sat May 16, 2020, 07:51 PM

Feds Suspect Vast Fraud Network Is Targeting U.S. Unemployment Systems

Source: New York Times

SEATTLE ó A group of international fraudsters appears to have mounted an immense, sophisticated attack on U.S. unemployment systems, creating a network that has already siphoned millions of dollars in payments that were intended to avert an economic collapse, according to federal authorities.

The attackers have used detailed information about U.S. citizens, such as social security numbers that may have been obtained from cyber hacks of years past, to file claims on behalf of people who have not been laid off, officials said. The attack has exploited state unemployment systems at a time when they are straining to process a crush of claims from an employment crisis unmatched since the Great Depression.

With many states rushing to pay claims, payments have gone straight to direct-deposit accounts. In Washington State, the agency tasked with managing unemployment claims there began realizing the extent of the problem in recent days when still-employed people called to question why they had received confirmation paperwork in the mail.

ďThis is a gut punch,Ē said Suzi LeVine, the commissioner of Washington Stateís Employment Security Department.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/feds-suspect-vast-fraud-network-is-targeting-us-unemployment-systems/ar-BB14biP3?li=BBnb7Kz



I'm one of those people in Washington state who received a notification from the Employment Security Department. I hadn't applied so I notified them that it was probably fraud.

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Reply Feds Suspect Vast Fraud Network Is Targeting U.S. Unemployment Systems (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 OP
Iliyah May 2020 #1
Eliot Rosewater May 2020 #3
iluvtennis May 2020 #10
stillcool May 2020 #6
erronis May 2020 #7
LiberalFighter May 2020 #2
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2020 #4
Lonestarblue May 2020 #5
Greg K May 2020 #8
NotHardly May 2020 #9
notdarkyet May 2020 #12
DrToast May 2020 #14
ancianita May 2020 #18
elleng May 2020 #11
DrToast May 2020 #13
rickyhall May 2020 #15
Brainfodder May 2020 #16
dalton99a May 2020 #17

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:59 PM

1. Feds suspect vast fraud network . . .

It's called t-rump and his cronies along with the republican party.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:00 PM

3. Well, their goal is to completely destroy America, so that makes sense

If rump can destroy the judicial system, he can avoid the 3000 year prison sentence he deserves.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #3)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:11 PM

10. + 1. nt

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:27 PM

6. good definition of the GOP...

vast fraud network. And, it is international.

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Response to stillcool (Reply #6)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:30 PM

7. BINGO!!! International fraud network and the GOP is just one piece of it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 07:59 PM

2. Don't employers send names to state those they layoff?

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #2)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:01 PM

4. Generally they do

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:04 PM

5. The US has very little cyber security.

Some states are still using very old Windows software that hasnít been supported for decades. What is wrong with this country that legislators do nothing about our security?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:31 PM

8. Trump's cybersecurity czar Rudy asleep at the switch....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:56 PM

9. U.S. Intelligence network must be down... Dept of Just'us' includes all the sneaky pete guys...

A group of international fraudsters appears to have mounted an immense, sophisticated attack on U.S. unemployment systems, creating a network that has already siphoned millions of dollars in payments that were intended to avert an economic collapse, ...The attackers have used detailed information about U.S. citizens, such as social security numbers that may have been (<<were) obtained from cyber hacks of years past, to file claims on behalf of people who have not been laid off, officials said.

So, was it someone else or was it the new Dept of Just'us'? Hey! They steal PPE equipment & supplies from states, this is not much of a step further now is it?

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Response to NotHardly (Reply #9)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:22 PM

12. Who recently had all the ss numbers, names and addresses of every person. The IRS.

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #12)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:37 PM

14. Equifax

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Response to NotHardly (Reply #9)

Sun May 17, 2020, 10:21 AM

18. Not only does the DOJ have warrantless spying capability, it opens doors for its int'l bosses to

help themselves. It's why I've never done electronic banking.

What I want to know is, what's Wm. Evanina doing in counterintelligence at the NCSC. I hope he's collecting names, amounts, IP's and readying red notice requests to be made by the next DOJ.

This nation is being stripped of its cash and assets. It will be so crippled by next year, it will be a wonder if a Democratic president can even get it back into pre-2016 shape.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:16 PM

11. Part of russkies' plan?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 09:36 PM

13. The Equifax hack

That information was never sold on the dark web. Iíll bet itís being used now.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 04:47 AM

15. Remember, about the 2rd thing trump attacked after the media & immigration was Intelligence agencies

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 05:11 AM

16. Does the leader of these criminals have an orange tan and lie like his life depends on it, daily?








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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:57 AM

17. "Potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars"

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