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News - Crackdown Freezes 270,000 Unemployment Benefits Claims

August 5, 2020

A federal fraud investigation by the Ohio Department of Administrative Servies freezes unemployment benefits for some 270,000 claims. It's a high price to pay for legitimate claims that desperately need the money to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. What do the criminally fraudulent claims have in common with the legitimate ones? Criminals use electronic debit cards from non-traditional banks rather than brick-and-mortar banks.

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