After switching over to a new unemployment compensation system, it appears more scammers are hacking into the program.
We first told you about the increase last week, but a new public media report detailed the rise.
When the Department of Labor and Industry updated the decades-old system, it made it easier to apply for benefits, but identification verification was lax allowing hackers to make fake unemployment claims.
The state government is receiving over a thousand new fraudulent claims per week. It previously averaged around 100.
Employers can typically catch fake unemployment claims, but you can also report it yourself via the state’s unemployment page.