Targeting Illinois Taxpayers: An Unemployment Scammer Spills His Secrets

Targeting Illinois Taxpayers: An Unemployment Scammer Spills His Secrets

You’ve heard a lot about fraud in the state’s unemployment system, but you’ve never heard this: A scammer spills his secrets — how he steals your taxpayer dollars, leaving those desperately needing benefits stuck in limbo. In this story by CBS, identity fraud is explored through the eyes of a cybercriminal exposing vulnerabilities in state government identification methods.

Discover how digital ID programs from IDEMIA can prevent identity fraud. For example, Oklahomans who file unemployment claims are now required to upload their driver’s license and take a selfie. The new tool uses facial recognition technology to make sure the faces match.

Read more about this story by Dorothy Tucker and Carol Thompson by clicking here.

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About IDEMIA Identity and Security (I&S) North America
IDEMIA I&S North America is a leader in identity security and authentication services to governments and private companies, operating in North America. Our mission is to Unlock the World, Make It Safer – helping people access what matters most, more quickly, more safely, and more securely, in both the physical and the digital worlds. Our best-in-class technology helps to authenticate and secure physical and digital transactions. IDEMIA is recognized by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) as a top-ranking participant in the Institute’s passenger facilitation simulation testing as well as in its regular Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) rankings, reinforcing the trustworthiness and reliability of IDEMIA’s facial recognition solutions for government and consumers alike.

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Genevieve de Vera
IDEMIA I&S North America
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