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U.S. Secret Service returns $2.3 billion in pandemic related fraud

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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 27, 2022—On Friday the U.S. Secret Service announced the return of approximately $286 million in fraudulently obtained Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to the Small Business Administration (SBA). These recovered funds were generated by fraudulently submitted EIDL loan applications using fabricated or stolen employment and personal information.  Since 2020, the Secret Service […]

Be aware of 1099s for fraudulent unemployment claims

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By Edmonds Police Department | Press Release Edmonds, Wash., February 4, 2021 – The Edmond Police Department is experiencing an increase in unemployment fraud reports. Victims are receiving tax 1099s for unemployment benefits paid out under their name in a different State such as Ohio, Kentucky or Massachusetts where they may or may not have […]

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