44 People Arrested In Connection With EDD Fraud In Beverly Hills Since September 3In a press release, officials said that the BHPD "learned criminals were fraudulently obtaining EDD benefits loaded onto EDD debit cards using stolen identities" at the beginning of September.
EDD Memo Tells Employees Not To Direct Unemployment Complaint Calls To LawmakersCBSLA's David Goldstein obtained a memo that went out electronically to everyone at EDD handling unemployment complaints.
Goldstein Investigates: Scammers Target California Unemployment Benefits From Out Of StateInvestigative reporter David Goldstein found people collecting California unemployment with addresses in Michigan, Florida and even the Philippines.
EDD To Undergo Audit After Reports Of Letters Addressed To Dozens Of People Arriving At Homes Listed For SaleEDD said anyone who receives a letter not meant for them should return it to the department and file a fraud report online.
State Lawmakers Demand Action Against Suspected Unemployment System FraudState lawmakers and officials within the Employment Development Department said investigators are looking into reports of a widespread scam against the California unemployment system.
'We Want To Know What The Heck Is Going On': State Senator Calls For Audit Of EDD After Hundreds Of Letters Arrive At Riverside Home Addressed To Dozens Of PeopleEven more troublesome is the fact that California is set to begin sending an extra $300 per week to millions of unemployed people beginning next week — providing even more incentive for fraud.
State Lawmakers Push For Gov. Gavin Newsom To Address Backlog Of Unemployment ClaimsSome Californians say they have growing concerns and worries about when their unemployment benefits will kick in.
Many Jobless Californians Not Receiving Benefits As EDD Faces Influx Of ClaimsUnemployed Californians have reported trouble with getting through the state's call centers to get assistance during the pandemic, and the complaints are continuing to come in.
Mixed Income Workers Receive Less Pandemic Assistance Under CARES ActThose who file both W2 and 1099 earnings — many of whom are in the entertainment industry — have been receiving smaller unemployment benefits under the CARES Act, which only considers W2 earnings.
Mission Viejo Family Still Waiting For EDD Unemployment PaymentsThis family’s struggle is not unique. Every week, CBS2/KCAL9 investigative reporter Kristine Lazar receives several emails from people desperate to receive their unemployment benefits.
Man Finally Receives Unemployment Benefits After Calling EDD Thousands Of Times, Emailing Labor SecretaryOne morning, in a two-hour period, Mike Hardy of San Pedro said he called EDD nearly 400 times and has the screenshots to prove it.