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DLI alerts Montanans of new UI fraud scheme

Department urges protection of personal information


Last updated 9/24/2020 at 10:07am

Press release

HELENA — The Montana Department of Labor and Industry alerted Montanans Wednesday to a recent development in nationwide fraud schemes targeting unemployment insurance programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We continue to see reports of criminals applying for unemployment benefits using someone else’s identity and personal information stolen from sources outside of the agency,” Acting Commissioner Brenda Nordlund said. “DLI has controls and processes in place to prevent, identify, and block fraud, to protect the integrity of Montana’s unemployment system. Montan...

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