Colorado Daily

Fraudsters sneaking into accounts

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The Colorado Department of labor and Employment has made big strides in reducing fraudulent claims filed using stolen or fabricated identities. But that has pushed scammers in a new and more convention­al direction: trying to steal the log-in informatio­n of claimants who have successful­ly passed the iD.me screen.

The phishing ploy involves sending out emails or making robocalls that claim to be from the CDlE or another official source. Some emails look like they’re directly from Myui, the official unemployme­nt insurance site, and are providing an easier way to sign in.

Their intent is to snag the credential­s needed to get into a legitimate account. once inside, the criminals stealthily change the unemployed worker’s direct deposit informatio­n to a bank or deposit account they control and pocket the payment.

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