Fraudulent Unemployment Claims on the Rise

May 15-Reports of fraudulent unemployment claims continue to come in at an alarming rate. In the past 24 hours, 135 reports of ID theft have been filed on our online system and that does not include reports forwarded to other agencies.

So here is a reminder: If someone uses your identity to file a fraudulent unemployment claim, and you live in the King County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction or any of our contract cities, please make a report online at reporttosheriff.org. Select “Identity Theft” as the crime you are reporting.

The unemployment security department also advises you to go to their website and make a report here: https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/unemployment-benefits-fraud

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