Identity Theft Leads to Unemployment Scams


The Texas Workforce Commission is dealing with hundreds of thousands of suspicious unemployment claims filed last year.

The state was already handling a larger volume of legitimate claims because the pandemic shutdowns.

In 2019, the agency received just over 11-hundred suspicious claims out of about 657-thousand.

Last year, out of more than four-million claims, 234-thousand were suspicious. The agency says the suspicious claims are made possible through identity theft.

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