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Colorado Tries to Recoup the $305 Million They Paid in Excess Jobless Claims

Newsmax reports that ''Colorado is working to recover the whopping $305 million in improper payments it made from the state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, primarily to unemployment claimants — from 2008 through 2010.'' According to the article, the problem first came to Colorado's attention in...

Illinois and Missouri Track Down Unemployment Fraud

What do unemployment benefits and a trip to Costa Rica have in common? Absolutely nothing, of course – unless you're the Manchester, Missouri, man who allegedly received $44,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits and then used it to help defray the costs of a...

What is Unemployment Fraud?

More than 7 million people collect unemployment benefits annually, while the government pays out billions of dollars in fraudulent unemployment claims. How can this type of fraud be stopped? Watch this video to understand how unemployment fraud is commonly committed, see who is usually...

You Know Where You Work, Right?

Every job has its quirks. Some companies have good benefits; others don't. Some organizations have a clear chain of command while others rely on a decentralized structure. But, as a general rule, employees know the physical location where they work and...

Stealing From Behind Bars

In order to receive unemployment benefits, a person has to be available for and actively seeking work. If incarcerated, the program will not pay out. (It's obviously hard to hold down a job if a person is behind bars or in shackles for a...

Taking Generosity Too Far

Listen to this Story Unemployment benefits were created to help people who recently lost their jobs manage expenses as they look for new opportunities. (Therefore, it should go without saying that in order to qualify for unemployment insurance, the...

Random Acts of Fraud

Random acts of kindness are meant to make someone's day a little brighter. Usually the intent is to inspire others to pass along the favor and make another person's day by also doing something kind. Eventually, if multiple acts of kindness reach enough people,...

Theft by Deception

In general terms, theft by deception is an intentional act by which someone creates or uses false information to obtain something, whether it is a service or a piece of property. There are several ways to commit this type of crime including: writing bad...

On Notice: Georgia Pursuing Unemployment Fraudsters

We all know that times are tough. Many who are unemployed rely on state benefits to help tide them over until they find a job. In a lot of cases, that weekly check is a financial lifeline for them and their families during a...

Sending A Strong Message

There are a variety of ways a message can be sent, such as via email, through regular mail or over social media. The way the government sends a message to those who try to defraud it is through the court system. A story posted...

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