'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.
California EDD Fraud Victims, Lawmakers Frustrated About Latest Unemployment Scam Involving PrisonersProsecutors believe more than $140 million in state benefits have been paid out to California prisoners. This comes on the heels of another big problem with unemployment insurance benefits from the California Employment Development Department (EDD). 
Prosecutors: Over 35,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Names Of Prison Convicts, Including Death Row Inmates Scott Peterson And Cary StaynerA California prosecutor says someone has filed an unemployment claim in the name of convicted murderer Scott Peterson.
UPDATE: Outrage Mounts After Bank Of America Denies Claims From Victims Of EDD Bank Card ScammersKPIX was the first to expose how fraudsters are stealing from hundreds of thousands of unemployment debit cards. Since then, many more people have emailed us with stories of scammers wiping out their Bank of America EDD accounts.
UPDATE: Outrage Mounts After Bank Of America Denies Claims From Victims Of EDD Bank Card ScammersKPIX was the first to expose how fraudsters are stealing from hundreds of thousands of unemployment debit cards. Since then, many more people have emailed us with stories of scammers wiping out their Bank of America EDD accounts.
Fraudulent Charges Appearing On Bank Of America EDD Debit Cards Of 350,000 Unemployed CaliforniansSomething very scary is happening to thousands of unemployed Californians who receive their government benefits through a Bank of America debit card - their accounts are getting drained by fraudsters.
Fraudulent Charges Appearing On Bank Of America EDD Debit Cards Of 350,000 Unemployed CaliforniansSomething very scary is happening to thousands of unemployed Californians who receive their government benefits through a Bank of America debit card - their accounts are getting drained by fraudsters.
California EDD Freezes 350,000 Unemployment Benefit Debit Cards Over Fraud ConcernsAt least 350,000 debit cards filled with money for unemployment benefits in California have been frozen because of suspected fraud, state officials said.
Organized Crime Exploits Security Flaws In California EDD Program Locking Out Thousands Of Legitimate ClaimsThe Employment Development Department reopens for business this week. The agency is promising major security changes after a government strike team found rampant inefficiencies and fraud. One big reason for much of the problem is organized crime.
State Officials Put 2-Week Freeze on New Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia will not accept new unemployment claims for the next two weeks as the state works to prevent fraud and reduce a backlog as more than 2 million people are out of work statewide during the coronavirus pandemic.
California Jobless Rate Falls With Help of Temporary JobsA raft of temporary government jobs for the U.S. Census boosted California's economy in August as the state added 101,900 jobs as the unemployment rate fell below the high-water mark of the Great Recession for the first time since March.
California EDD Not Answering 60% Of Calls Due To Surge In Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia’s unemployment agency is not answering 60% of the calls it receives for help as the overwhelmed department struggles to work through more than 1 million pending claims five months into the pandemic.
Lawmakers Demand EDD Send Unemployment Checks To Californians Waiting Months For BenefitsA huge backlog has left more than a million Californians waiting for months for an unemployment check. Now, California legislators are urging the state to pay unemployment benefits now and fix its broken system later.
State Employment Development Department Swamped With Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia lawmakers' offices have been flooded with requests for assistance from frustrated constituents unable to secure unemployment benefits from the Employment Development Department.
California EDD Struggles To Keep Up With Staggering Surge In Unemployment ClaimsCalifornia's Employment Development Department says it’s doing the best it can with a historic surge in unemployment claims, but some people are running out of patience.