2 On Your Side: Latest EDD Scam Targeting Out-Of-State Residents Via TextCalifornia EDD fraudsters have already stolen an estimated $11 billion in unemployment benefits from the state, and now there's a new scam targeting out-of-state residents via text message.
International Fraud Ring Steals Billions In EDD Money From CaliforniaExperts say a large portion of the fraud against EDD has been perpetrated by a very sophisticated and organized criminal ring based out of Nigeria.
Thomas Frank Ledbetter Of Fontana Suspected Of Stealing More Than $300K In Unemployment BenefitsA 28-year-old Fontana man has been arrested on suspicion of committing identity theft to fraudulently collect more than $300,000 in unemployment benefits.
Goldstein Investigates: Scammers Going Old School In Attempt To Defraud EDDWhile it's hard to tell how much fraud is being perpetrated by the fax scam alone, it has been estimated that as much as 10% of benefits paid out have been fraudulent.
'How Is That My Fault': EDD Says Some Californians Need To Pay Back Thousands In OverpaymentsSeveral self-employed Californians who input their gross income when they originally applied for benefits in the spring of 2020 are now being told by EDD that they needed to list their net income, leaving some on the hook for thousands of dollars.
San Dimas Man Pleads Guilty To Fraudulently Obtaining Over $500K In Unemployment BenefitsA San Dimas man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal criminal charge that he fraudulently obtained more than $500,000 in COVID-19-related unemployment benefits from the California Employment Development Department.
'I Have To Live': Victims Of EDD Fraud Say They Are Going Broke While Waiting For Bank Of America To RespondThe California Employment Development Department says it has resolved 95% of its backlogged claims, but said that only Bank of America could resolve the fraud claims.
Menifee Woman Pleads Guilty To Fraudulently Obtaining Over $500K From EDDA Riverside County woman Wednesday pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge for fraudulently obtaining more than $500,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits.
'An Information Coverup': New Study Says California's EDD Fraud Could Top $8BUnemployment insurance fraud in the state could top $8 billion, according to a new study from the California Center for Jobs and the Economy.
'I Have Never Seen Anything Like It': Bank Of America Says Fraudsters Have Stolen $2B In California EDD FundsGov. Gavin Newsom's office said it was working with Bank of America and EDD to check on the fraud claims, though it could not immediately confirm the $2 billion figure released by the bank.
More Than $140M In EDD Benefits Paid Out To California Inmates, Investigation FindsIn a letter to the governor this week, the California District Attorney's Statewide EDD Fraud Task Force detailed what their investigation found: more than 35,000 claims filed between March and August in the names of inmates.
'Absolutely Stunning': Lawmakers React To Goldstein Investigation Into Minors Collecting EDD BenefitsLawmakers want answers after a recent David Goldstein investigation found that children as young as 1-year-old were collecting unemployment benefits.
Goldstein Investigates: EDD Claims Filed On Behalf Of Children Raise QuestionsA David Goldstein investigation found nearly a dozen questionable unemployment claims for minors receiving unemployment funds as unemployed actors or fashion models.
Glendale Police Arrest Tujunga Man On Suspicion Of EDD FraudRazmik Grigoryan, of Tujunga, was arrested Friday on suspicion of unemployment insurance fraud.
Menifee Woman Charged With Fraudulently Obtaining Over $500K From EDDA Riverside County woman is facing identity theft charges after allegedly getting more than $500,000 in fraudulently obtained unemployment benefits from the state.