unemployment fraud

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Colorado stops nearly $1 billion in unemployment benefits from being paid to scammers

The state is working with federal and local agencies to try to recover nearly $40 million that was wrongly doled out

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What’s Working: The situation with PUA benefits. Plus, why action is needed to get extra payments.

Getting into the nitty-gritty of Colorado’s unemployment system takes us deeper into holds on PUA payouts, extended benefits and fraud.

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What’s Working: Spanish-speaking virtual agents, extra $300 weeks approved and a new small business fund

PUA claims are up because of ... fraud? Plus, the wait to get a call back from the unemployment office is now “four to eight weeks."

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What’s Working: Why it takes two months to get a callback on unemployment: 25% of scheduled calls are “no shows”

Plus: New $300 federal bonus is coming soon, with limits; Monarch Casino has 200 jobs; new grants for small businesses.

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Introducing The Colorado Sun’s column on jobs, unemployment and hiring: What’s Working?

A new weekly and temporary guide from The Colorado Sun to get those who have a job and those who need one through the pandemic

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Fraudulent unemployment claims continue in Colorado, but 30-50% were stopped “at the front door”

New unemployment claims for the first time last week dropped below the highest point of the Great Recession.

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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A flood of federal relief overwhelmed outdated government systems as fraudsters exploited cracks with data likely stolen long ago.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.

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Fraudsters foiled by Colorado’s unemployment office as number of new out-of-work claims decline

State rolls out fraud prevention tips in case you’re one of those employed folks who received unemployment notices in the mail