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ID Scam Targets State of Oregon Employees

Courtesy: MGN

Some identity thieves are using Oregon state workers’ names, to make fraudulent unemployment claims.

Oregon Live reports that I-D thieves have submitted dozens of fraudulent claims for benefits.

It’s the latest effort to cash in on a large number of claims that has come with the pandemic. The state says it does not to be part of a data breach.

The Oregon Employment Department would not address the scale of the issue, citing the risk of additional fraud. But some state agencies report a large number of their workers have had false claims submitted under their names.

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