NV: Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Targeted State Employees
Bob Conrad reports:
The personal information, including social security numbers, of state employees was used to apply for state unemployment claims. That’s according to the Nevada Department of Transportation which notified its employees yesterday of the situation.
“We want to make you aware that your Personal Identifiable Information (PII), including your name, date of birth, and Social Security Number may have been exposed,” the government agency wrote to its employees.[…]
The Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation said that its insurance program detected an increase in imposter claims using state employee information, said Don Soderberg, DETR’s director. Other states are experiencing the same problem.
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So is this a breach of the insurance program or a breach of the states’ systems? What’s going on here?