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.

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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.

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Police recommend closely monitoring your bank information and ensuring your Social Security number stays private to avoid this type of scam.

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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.