By: KDKA-TV News Staff
LATROBE (KDKA) — City of Latrobe Police say that they have received “many reports” of fraudulent unemployment claims opened up using the identities of local residents.READ MORE: 2nd Penn State Student Dies From COVID-19
In light of this, they issued a warning about the more common crime phenomenon and gave tips on how to prevent becoming a victim of this scam and what steps to take if you do find out this has happened to you.READ MORE: Living Life To The Fullest: Local Businessman Thriving Thanks To Breakthrough Treatment For SMA
Police recommend closely monitoring your bank information and ensuring your Social Security number stays private to avoid this type of scam.MORE NEWS: McKeesport Police Searching For Missing 13-Year-Old Thomas Grier
If you do discover that a claim has fraudulently been made in your name, you are asked to call your local law enforcement agency as soon as possible.