Washington state finds it paid out unemployment benefits to a fraud ring

Washington state finds it paid out unemployment benefits to a fraud ring

Impostors from a Nigerian fraud ring have used the stolen information of tens of thousands of people in Washington to fraudulently receive unemployment benefits. The state’s Employment Security Department head Suzi LeVine confirmed an investigation. LeVine said she can’t release specific numbers but countermeasures ’prevented hundreds of millions of additional dollars from going out’.

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fish 2 months

Nigerians...? Jussie Smollett gave checks to Nigerians too...! Were they MAGA Nigerians...?

GreenMachine 2 months

Once again proving the gov't sucks at everything. So glad they just put trillions of dollars out there saying "Come and get me!" So glad they were worried about business taking money and not giving it all to employees that can't work and who would make more on unemployment rather than pay the bills. So glad they are keen on letting prisoners out because they might get COVID only for them to commit more crimes because no one saw that coming but screw the elderly homes.

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 2 months

Pretty sure WA state isn't the only one getting scammed by Nigerian princes, Russian hackers, Chinese hackers, and other criminal organizations. These crooks are probably going to get to vote in the upcoming mail in elections too.

Jason 2 months

You know, we have a department that can finally handle these foreign entities that have been victimizing the American people for so long. It called the US Army. I wonder how much they would have to steal before we actually did something about it.

First name
First name 2 months

I find it ridiculous that people from Nigeria have an easier time collecting unemployment and scamming the government than actual United States citizens collecting it legally.

Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris 2 months

Hahahaha, Nigerians write the best emails!

Dave 2 months

Imagine my shock.

John W
John W 2 months

The Government should be weary of Nigerian princes applying for unemployment through email. Just saying.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 2 months

Why does the government care? It’s not their money. It’s yours.

Matt 2 months

I pay taxes to the fraud ring that paid them

atlas shrugged
atlas shrugged 2 months

Fun fact of the day: Currently the seventh-most populous country in the world, Nigeria will overtake the United States to become the third-most populous country in the world by 2050, according to a United Nations report. https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/25/africa/africa-population-growth-un/index.html

rick 2 months

She said that she couldn't say how much was stolen, but measures "prevented" hundreds of millions from going out. They even quoted her and still reported it wrong.

M. Schlegel
M. Schlegel 2 months

With a president who actually IS good at deals and not just at breaking deals and pissing everybody off, you could try to get better judicial alignment and cooperation with more nations and thus fare better in investigations against foreigners. We live in a globalized world, if we want or not. With more international crime. We need cooperation between nations. But this would require reciprocal measures, so if the US wants widespread help, it would have to grant similar aid to other nations and somehow the US is always blocking this. Help other countries investigate US citizens? Never. Demand they help investigate their citizens? Sure. Come on...

Levi Sutton
Levi Sutton 2 months

I'm in Washington, those countermeasures simply mean they stopped sending out checks. Now tons of people aren't getting their financial support while the government refuses to let them work... My neighbor runs his own business and they rejected him right away. He had to make it on the federal handout alone till they let him start painting houses again.

Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd 2 months

Well it's not 100% fool proof that's the way every system is. That's the way the universe works. There will always be a way to scam and hack systems.

Alex B
Alex B 2 months

At this point, I don't know why anyone would pay taxes if they could get away without.

Lady Jane
Lady Jane 2 months

We will see.....

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 2 months

You can steal information and use it to get a check from the government..... but you could NEVER steal information and mail in a ballot. That’s just racist.

FirstCensorshipThenJail 2 months

Alan Greenspan believed that there was "no such thing as fraud". Let that sink in. He was in control of the United State money supply for 4 decades. The only reason there is such fraud in government in the first place is because of the policies of people like Alan Greenspan, Harry Kissinger, and more. Roll back the shitty policies based on these peoples terrible ideology and let's end communism in all its forms once and for all. These sabatours put regulation in place where it was not needed and no regulation in place where it was needed. These people are not stupid. They did this in purpose for a reason. The very same reason they propped up the Chinese Communist Party creating a giant capital black hole sucking all United States citizens saving and retirement funds out of the United States and into the pocket of the Chinese Communist Party. To destroy Western Civilization and bankrupt out children. Turning all into nothing more than slaves for them to own.

Liam 2 months

Hundreds of millions of.... additional dollars?

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