Fort Worth, Texas. May 19, 2021

Beware Texans:  Someone may be filing for unemployment benefits using your personal information.

This is the latest identity theft scam sweeping the country and officials encourage people to be vigilant.

“This is unacceptable,” said Sharen Wilson, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney. “At a time when people need help, they are having their identities stolen and fake unemployment claims filed.”

“Stay alert, document any problem and report identity theft to your local police.”

Identitty theft is when an imposter uses someone else’s information – name, address, Social Security or credit card number – to assume that identity.  Scammers may have gotten personal information from data breaches in recent years and waited to use it until now.

If you lean there’s an unemployment claim that identifies you, but you are currently employed, you shouldn’t ignore the situation.  Many people learn…

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