Fraud Files: Billions in federal funds meant to help unemployed stolen by scammers

Published: Jan. 2, 2023 at 9:12 AM CST
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Unemployment payments kept many Americans afloat during the pandemic, but con artists were also running scams to steal taxpayer dollars. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over two years nearly $900 billion in emergency assistance was paid out, but among that aid was billions of dollars lost to potential fraud. Consumer investigator Caresse Jackman investigates where the money went and what’s being done to protect your tax dollars in the future.