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Unemployment fraud claims soar in Edmonds

A well-organized Nigerian fraud ring is behind the claims, according to the Secret Service


Last updated 5/21/2020 at 8:10am

Unemployment fraud is rampant in Washington state, and it’s illustrated in stark detail in the most recent police report of crimes in Edmonds for the week of May 12-18.

The large majority of recorded crimes were for fraudulent unemployment claims, and they came from all corners of the city.

According to Edmonds Police Sgt. Josh McClure, he was informed that the Secret Service has identified a well-organized Nigerian fraud ring targeting the state.

You may know someone who has fallen victim. It wouldn’t be surprising – McClure said even personnel in the Police Department have been targ...

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