Public benefits have long been a target of fraudsters who attempt to illegally gain access to personal data in order to file fraudulent applications. Officials with Paid Leave Oregon said it is experiencing the same type of attempted fraud.
A Gresham man could serve 20 years in prison for wire fraud after creating a fake business and applying for PPP loans. Portland-area pets may be out of luck in emergency situations due to a critical shortage of certified veterinary technicians. A mother and her two kids are making Worry Monsters and sending them to students in Uvalde.
A Nigerian information technology worker has been indicted on federal wire fraud and identity theft charges, after authorities said he and his co-conspirators filed false claims for pandemic-related unemployment benefits in 17 states.