TWC releases guidance to help protect against identity theft
The Texas Workforce Commission in May offered ways for Texans to protect themselves against identity theft due to a wave of criminal elements attempting to fraudulently obtain unemployment benefits from state residents.
According to TWC, none of their systems have been breached, but criminals are using identities stolen from Texans to perpetrate fraud which is part of a broader trend across the country of ID thieves targeting state unemployment benefits.
“All Texans should take steps to secure their identity online by practicing Internet security best practices. Treat your TWC account and all accounts like you would your bank account. The Texas Workforce Commission will investigate every unemployment benefit claim to confirm identity and to lock accounts that are fraudulent,” TWC wrote.
For the full story, see the Wednesday, June 16, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.