Unemployment fraud claims continue to put RIers’ identities at risk

THE NUMBER of people collecting weekly continuing unemployment benefits in Rhode Island dipped last week by 63, to 69,237, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. / AP PHOTO/Paul Sakuma
PROVIDENCE – Pandemic restrictions may be ending, but fraudsters masquerading as unemployed Rhode Islanders seeking government benefits are alive and well. The R.I. Department of Labor and Training continues to see a steady wave of fraudulent unemployment claims – about 6,200 confirmed fake claims were found this month alone, out of more than 75,000 identified…

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