States have experienced a surge in fraudulent unemployment claims filed by organized crime rings using stolen identities. Criminals are using these stolen identities to fraudulently collect benefits across multiple states.The inability to detect and prevent these attacks cost states billions of dollars in fraudulent claim payments. Unprepared state agencies were caught off-guard by the onslaught of attacks on the UI system.
Criminals filed enormous numbers of fraudulent claims using stolen personal information in multiple states. The accounts used fictitious information and directed payments to the bank account or address of the criminals.
Solid State Operations provides State Workforce Agencies (SWA’s) with fraud detection and identity verification services to aid in timely and accurate UI payments.