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Filtering out fraud still bane of state's jobless aid agency

2 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

With two major federal jobless benefit programs scheduled to cease next month, it appears that scammers once again are flooding the state's unemployment assistance system with phony claims, in order to cash in before those income streams run dry and qualify for future assistance.
Those two entitlements - one that extended unemployment benefits to gig workers and the self-employed and another that allowed claimants an additional 13 weeks of assistance - will expire on Dec. 26 without additional funding from Congress.
Gov. Charlie Baker highlighted this recurring hacking problem by using a...
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