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Sheriff's Office sees increase in unemployment benefit fraud


WHITMAN COUNTY – The Whitman County Sheriff's Office has seen a significant increase in reports of unemployment benefit fraud. Most of the reports have been from teachers and school administrators from across the county.

The Sheriff's office released suggestions for steps to take if your personal information is compromised during unemployment fraud, identity theft, or a phone scam. Taking these steps before fraud occurs will help ensure you don’t become an easy victim.

First, obtain a copy of your credit report to ensure there are no unauthorized accounts or activity. Federal law enti...

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