Are you collecting unemployment benefits? If you said “no,” don’t be so sure. You might be collecting unemployment benefits without even realizing it.
Or, at least, your name is.
A rash of fraudulent unemployment claims has broken out all over the country, and it is potentially costing employers, state unemployment trust funds, and, most importantly, ordinary people whose identifies are being stolen. Once states re-open and people can return to their jobs, the best way to reduce those identity thefts and fraudulent unemployment claims is to allow the $600 federal benefit to expire as scheduled.