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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