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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former EDD Director Suggests Fraud Behind 'Ridiculously Outsized' Unemployment ClaimsConcerns are growing of possible fraud in California’s unemployment system after a suspicious number of claims involving independent contractors.
Alameda County Offering $1,250 Stipend To Help COVID-19 Patients During QuarantineAlameda County hopes to slow the spread of COVID-19 by helping families that face a sudden financial crisis when a test comes back positive.
Flood Of Applicants Bogs Down California EDD Pandemic Unemployment AssistanceFinancial help is finally supposed to be available this week for millions of Californians who couldn’t apply for regular unemployment benefits. But we’re getting flooded with emails from viewers who say they can’t get through to apply.
Historic Job Loss Numbers Lead To Flood Of Unemployment Claims In CaliforniaCalifornia's demand for unemployment benefits is reaching historic levels. The state Employment Development Department says claims are up 370 percent.
Gov. Newsom Pledges Financial Support in Meeting With California TSA AgentsGov. Gavin Newsom says California will offer unemployment benefits to federal employees working without pay during the government shutdown.
Unemployment Benefits To End For Nearly 100,000 CaliforniansA drop in the state's unemployment rate to 11 percent - its lowest mark in three years - is triggering the federal cutoff of emergency, long-term unemployment pay to at least 93,000 Californians.
California EDD Replaces Unemployment Checks With Debit Cards Calling it a major change in the history of California's unemployment program, the Employment Development Department is now sending out debit cards instead of traditional checks to people receiving unemployment benefits.