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Catch and punish the unemployment compensation scammers

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5/26/2021

Perhaps you all heard months ago that some of our state’s taxpayers suffered from an unemployment compensation scam involving correspondence from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT) in Cranston. Briefly, the cyber thief “bad guy” uses employed taxpayer information to file for unemployment compensation. The taxpayer “good guy” gets a letter showing the compensation amount. If the “good guy” doesn’t immediately file a crime report with the police, the “bad guy” soon gets the money and the “good guy” later gets stuck paying the R.I. state income tax due to the erroneous 1099-G….

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