Scam Alert: Md. Unemployment Insurance Fraud


Maryland authorities are warning the public about unemployment insurance scams. According to the Department of Labor Unemployment Division and Maryland State Police, people are receiving emails, calls and text messages from would-be scammers posing as a labor official. A common scheme by text asks the recipient to enter a user ID and password, which can…

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Unemployment Fraud Attempts Escalate In Md.

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The Maryland Department of Labor said Monday it has found more than half-a-million fraudulent unemployment claims in the last six weeks. A total of 1.3-million fraudulent claims have been flagged in Maryland since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Larry Hogan said the state has been adding new security measures to prevent, detect and…

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