Pandemic unemployment benefit fraud could reach $45 billion, federal watchdog says

Pandemic unemployment benefit fraud could reach $45 billion, federal watchdog says

The updated figure is a big jump from the $16 billion in potentially fraudulent unemployment payments the bureau cited in a June 2021 alert, which reviewed claims from March to October 2020. Since then, there had an increase in payments tied to social security numbers. of people who filed in multiple states, died, and used …

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