California: Criminal Rings Loot Billions In Unemployment FundsCalifornia officials say hackers, identity thieves and overseas criminal rings stole an estimated $11.4 billion in unemployment benefits last year.
1.4 Million Virus Unemployment Claims Suspended In CaliforniaCalifornia has suspended 1.4 million unemployment claims as it battles fraud in its massive coronavirus unemployment relief program, it was reported Wednesday.
California May Have Paid Out-Of-State Inmates Unemployment BenefitsMore than $40 million in California funding intended to help people left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic probably went to inmates in out-of-state jails and prisons, it was reported Tuesday.
CBS13 Investigates EDD Backlog - Getting Answers From ID.meThe number of backlogged unemployment claims is growing despite the Employment Development Department's new identity verification tool which was supposed to get rid of the backlog.
CBS13 Investigates: EDD Inmate Fraud 'Just The Tip of the Iceberg'The billion-dollar EDD fraud linked to California inmates is likely just the tip of the iceberg. This is just the latest in a long line of EDD failures -- several of them first exposed by CBS13.
EDD Did Not Comply With State Audit, Putting Californians At Risk Of ID TheftThe state auditor found the Employment Development Department has put millions at risk of identity theft amid the pandemic, violating state law.
Coronavirus Unemployment: What To Do If You’ve Been Victimized By EDD FraudFrom stealing your identity to using your address, thousands are getting caught up in Employment Development Department fraud even if they never filed for unemployment.
Coronavirus Unemployment Fraud: EDD Data Reveals 30,000 Addresses With 10+ Unemployment ClaimsFollowing widespread reports of fraudulent unemployment claims showing up in people's mailboxes, CBS13 has obtained Employment Development Department data that, for the first time, reveals just how widespread the EDD unemployment fraud may be.
Governor Signs EDD Privacy Law After 5-Year CBS13 InvestigationGov. Gavin Newsom signed a law Friday that will finally force the Employment Development Department (EDD) to stop putting people at risk of identity theft by mailing full Social Security numbers (SSN).
Holding EDD Accountable for Identity Theft: Lawmakers Pass New Law Citing 5-Year CBS13 InvestigationCiting our reporting, lawmakers passed a bill that will force the Employment Development Department to stop putting people at risk of identity theft by mailing full Social Security numbers, a practice that is already against the law.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Is The EDD Putting People At Risk Of Identity Theft?Following reports of wide-spread mail fraud, there are new concerns that the Employment Development Department is putting millions at risk of identity theft by mailing full social security numbers (SSN) on unemployment documents, in violation of state law.
Coronavirus Unemployment: Will Another Audit Fix the EDD?From catastrophic call center failures to missing unemployment payments, this is not the first time California's EDD has faced widespread criticism amid the unemployment crisis. Lawmakers are calling for yet another EDD audit — but is it enough to fix the agency?
EDD Audit Confirms CBS13 Investigation - Calls On EDD To Stop Putting Millions At Risk Of Identity TheftFollowing four years and dozens of CBS 13 reports, a permanent fix is finally in the works to prevent state agencies from mailing your social security number.
State Audit: EDD Put Millions At Risk Of Identity TheftThe state auditor released a scathing report Thursday about the state's largest agency, confirming that the Employment Development Department is putting millions at risk of identity theft.
Lawmakers Order EDD Audit Following CBS13 InvestigationOne of California’s largest agencies promised lawmakers it would make changes following a KPIX investigation. But, three years later, we discovered they broke that promise and are still putting millions at risk for identity theft.