The Covid-19 pandemic has been raging for nearly a year now. With the pandemic has come a tremendous amount of uncertainty. Many of us wonder when we will be able to return to normal life, when we will be able to see family and friends, and when we might resume those everyday activities we used to take for granted.
Perhaps no group has experienced more uncertainty than those that have lost their livelihood due to the pandemic and the corresponding lockdowns, travel restrictions, and closures that have come with it. These people have, unfortunately, had to turn to state government unemployment insurance to make ends meet. As if this weren’t disruptive and troubling enough, fraudsters have looked at the current pandemic as an opportunity to commit unemployment fraud on a massive scale.