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The U.S. Department of Justice says it has received reports about fraudsters creating sham websites with information about unemployment benefits.
Some phony sites mimic state workforce agency websites. The goals of the bad actors behind the fakery are to capture peoples’ personal information and commit identity theft, officials say.
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Millions of Americans hit by coronavirus-driven layoffs and business closures have turned to collecting jobless benefits and, despite some progress on the labor front, the unemployment rate still stands well above pre-pandemic levels.
6 key points
Here are six key things to know about the fake unemployment websites, according to DOJ's March 4 warning.