Victims reported unemployment fraud to the Colorado Department of Labor. The state didn’t stop the claims.
Now some victims are getting tax forms for jobless benefits paid or learning their contested claims were ignored. State labor officials say they had to get funds out fast even as criminals targeted unemployment systems.
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But you still need to carry your plastic version as proof since local police and law enforcement haven’t adopted the technology.
Fraud, ID theft in Colorado have shifted during coronavirus. Now is the time to double down on protection.
A flood of federal relief overwhelmed outdated government systems as fraudsters exploited cracks with data likely stolen long ago. But don’t give up on protecting personal data, say security pros.
Colorado got $3.6 million from the Equifax breach. It’ll help start a rural college program to prevent this from happening again.
Colorado Northwestern Community College plans to start cybersecurity classes this Fall while the rest of the money will be spent on consumer education and possibly a loan-forgiveness program.