A scam involving unemployment benefits is hitting both statewide and locally.
Law enforcement and the state Department of Labor continue to investigate growing numbers of fraudulent unemployment claims as thousands returned to work this winter, officials said.
Officials at every level of government, including police, attorneys and state or local executives, have reported heightened numbers of fraudulent unemployment cases and are warning residents to remain vigilant against potential attacks. The cases often target New Yorkers involved in past data breaches.
It’s a situation area police agencies say has occurred locally — even at The Daily News and The Livingston County News.