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Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Identity Theft: New scam targets unemployment insurance

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A woman was the victim of an unemployment insurance scam. “What are you going to do to help me?” she challenged legislators and candidates at a recent forum in Eau Claire. “What are you going to do to prevent this from happening again?”
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 The scam she described was new to incumbent and want-to-be lawmakers. A thief stole her identity and falsely filed an unemployment insurance claim. The scam happened the beginning of July, perhaps over the 4th of July holiday weekend.

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