For Immediate Release: Jan. 7, 2021
Media Contacts: Darlene Carnopis, firstname.lastname@example.org or Georgia Smith, email@example.com
The Idaho Department of Labor has partnered with ID.me for unemployment insurance claimant identity verification.
The information gathered from claimants is needed to make sure others are not filing claims using the person’s name and other personally identifying information. This is one step Labor is taking to help prevent fraud.
Thousands upon thousands of unemployment insurance claims have been filed by scammers using false or stolen identities across the country. It is estimated these scammers have siphoned off $36 billion in fraudulent unemployment payments from states since the start of the pandemic and the implementation of the CARES Act.
For Immediate Release: June 12, 2020
Media Contact: Darlene Carnopis, Darlene.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Idaho Department of Labor is reminding people to be alert for identity theft related to unemployment insurance claims.
Scammers are attempting to file claims by using the names and personal information of people who have not filed. If you are notified by the Labor Department that a claim has been filed under your name when you did not file the claim, send an email to email@example.com. Do not include personally identifiable information such as a Social Security number in the email.