EDD Fraud: Fresno Man, Central Valley Inmate Plead Guilty To $103K Unemployment Benefit SchemeTwo people, including an inmate at a prison in the Central Valley, have pled guilty in connection with a scheme defrauding the California Employment Development Department (EDD) out of $100,000 in COVID-19 unemployment benefits.
New Department of Labor Website Aimed at Helping Victims of Unemployment FraudThe U.S. Department of Labor on Monday announced the launch of a new website for people who have been targeted for unemployment insurance identity theft.
EDD Fraud: South Bay Pastor Another Target In Unemployment Debit Card ScamSanta Clara County has seen a huge spike in EDD fraud and its accompanying trail of victims, including a pastor serving a mostly poor, immigrant congregation in the South Bay.
EDD Fraud: Feds Indict 2 In State Prison Scam To Rip Off EDD BenefitsA federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging two defendants in a scheme that fraudulently used state prison inmate identities to rip off California Employment Development Department unemployment insurance benefits, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
Stolen California EDD Unemployment Benefits Used To Fund Assault Weapons Purchases; 2 ArrestedPolice in Sacramento say they have arrested two people charged with stealing more than half a million dollars in unemployment benefits.
Playbooks For Scamming California EDD Benefits Easy To Find On Dark WebAt least $11 billion in unemployment benefits so far have gone to criminals instead of to the millions of Californians who desperately need them during COVID-related hardship.
Victims of EDD Debit Card Hacking Describe Experiences on Road to RecoveryUnemployment debit card accounts of tens of thousands of Californians have been hacked and KPIX has learned that Bank of America, which has the exclusive contract to handle the funds for the state Employment Development Department, is facing yet another class-action lawsuit.
Lawmakers Unveil Reforms To California's Troubled EDD Unemployment Payment ProgramIn the wake of billions of dollars lost to fraud, a group of California lawmakers unveiled legislation Thursday designed to overhaul the state's troubled Employee Development Department (EDD) unemployment payment program.
California Lawmakers Grill Bank Of America Over Handling Of Massive EDD Bank Card FraudLawmakers are turning up the spotlight on the massive EDD and Bank of America problems relating to unemployment insurance benefits.
EDD Fraud: Millions May Have To Repay California Jobless Aid, State Auditor SaysCalifornia's unemployment agency might have overpaid millions of people since March after it stopped enforcing some eligibility rules so they could process claims faster, according to a new audit released Tuesday.
EDD Fraud: California Labor Secretary Says Criminal Rings Looted At Least $11B In Jobless FundsSophisticated hackers, identity thieves and overseas criminal rings stole over $11 billion in unemployment benefits from California last year, but the extent of the fraud might grow far larger.
Good Samaritans Rally To Help Bay Area Man After EDD Payments FrozenMore than a million unemployed Californians were asked to re-verify their identities by the state's Employment Development Department and saw payments suspended right before the new year.
Stymied Claimants Call Out Identity Service Hired by EDD to Help Fight FraudThe Employment Development Department recently notified 1.4 million benefit recipients their payments were suspended and flagged due to possible fraud. Now many are complaining about problems they've experienced when they attempt to get re-verified.
EDD Benefits Thieves Now Targeting Victims' Bank Accounts; 'My Identity Is Being Hijacked'Imagine discovering one day that your bank account has been hijacked by an imposter who has stolen all your money. It's the latest twist in a hacking epidemic involving unemployment debit cards that KPIX 5 was first to expose last fall.
Report: Billions Lost In Fraudulent EDD Payments; Overseas Crime Syndicates Cash InWhile millions of Californians are battling each day to put food on the table amid the idled COVID-19 economy, payments from the state earmarked to help them have been ripped off to the tune of nearly $10 billion, according to a security firm hired to investigate the fraud.