ID.me in The New York Times – California may have lost as much as $30 billion to unemployment insurance fraud

By January 26, 2021January 28th, 2021California, Featured News

ID.me in The New York Times – California may have lost as much as $30 billion to unemployment insurance fraud

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Jan. 26, 2021
By Shawn Hubler, The New York Times

ID.me featured in the New York Times regarding unemployment fraud in California. CEO and Founder Blake Hall commends the state for jumping on the issue early.

“Blake Hall, the chief executive of ID.me, a security firm hired to do fraud prevention for the Employment Development Department, said California is just one of the largest and earliest states to address pandemic aid frauds, which have eviscerated benefits programs across the nation. North Dakota, for example, has about 500,000 workers and yet received 400,000 claims for unemployment benefits during the pandemic, he said. Mr. Hall commended California for moving quickly. “There will be many states that will be far worse off,” he said.

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