The Inspector General for the US Department of Labor is warning against fraud alerts and phishing attempts with the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Attorney General Kwame Raoul says that since July, there have been nearly 5,000 complaints about fraud and it is usually in the form of a fake debit card. It got so bad, that even the Attorney General received a card in the mail.
Raoul encourages everyone to check your credit reports regularly.
The State Department of Employment Security is still trying to figure out how much of the 17 billion dollars in unemployment benefits have been given out in fraudulent claims. As always be vigilant and if you detect any wrongdoing please call IDES at (800) 814-0513.