Report Finds Inaction by State Unemployment Department Led to FraudDespite early warnings about an increase in fraudulent jobless claims, California's unemployment agency waited four months before it made any substantive changes to its systems, according to a new audit released Thursday.
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 Fraud: Class Action Suit Filed Against Bank of America Over Hacked Unemployment Debit CardsA class action suit has been filed against Bank of America for its role in the widespread fraud involving California EDD debit cards provided by the bank to people receiving unemployment benefits.
California EDD Suspends 1.4 Million Virus Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia has frozen 1.4 million unemployment claims as it battles fraud in its massive coronavirus unemployment relief program, it was reported Wednesday.
California May Have Paid Out-Of-State Inmates More Than $40 Million In Job BenefitsMore than $40 million in California funding intended to help people left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic probably went to inmates in out-of-state jails and prisons
EDD: Newsom Appoints Rita Saenz To Direct California's Unemployment DepartmentGov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday appointed Rita L. Saenz to oversee the state's unemployment benefits department, which has been overwhelmed by claims during the coronavirus pandemic and also has paid out hundreds of millions of dollars in phony claims.
Victims Of Bank Of America EDD Debit Card Fraud Tell Stories Of Fake Charges, Long Waits, Closed ClaimsKPIX has learned lawmakers plan to call Bank of America on the carpet in January to question it about massive fraud involving unemployment debit cards.
Fraudulent Unemployment Benefits Paid to Fired EDD Employee Filing as Sen. Dianne FeinsteinCalifornia has paid $21,000 in unemployment benefits to a woman in Roseville who filed under the name and Social Security number of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
CA Lawmakers Demand Answers From Bank Of America After Tens Of Thousands Of EDD Debit Cards Get HackedKPIX was the first to expose how fraudsters are hacking unemployment debit cards and wiping out the benefits of potentially tens of thousands of Californians. Now lawmakers are taking notice.
Debit Card Distribution Weak Link in EDD Fight to End Unemployment Benefits FraudLawmakers are trying to help millions of California residents who have been receiving their unemployment benefits via debit cards sent from the state Employment Development Department.
'Your Claim Is Closed': Victims Of EDD Debit Card Scam Fighting Bank Of America To Get Money BackKPIX was the first to expose what appears to be a massive fraud problem involving the use of unemployment debit cards issued by Bank of America. Since then, we have received from dozens who say their EDD debit card was hacked and they lost thousands of dollars.