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WHYY Regional News

PA Unemployment Compensation Fraud Is Spiking After Unemployment Compensation System Update

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When Pennsylvania made it easier to apply for unemployment benefits last month, it also gave scammers a new opportunity. WHYY Keystone Crossroads’ Laura Benshoff reports unemployment compensation fraud appears to be spiking, fueled by old data breaches and identity theft.

(Original air-date: 7/16/21)