first_imgStock image.NEW YORK — Attorney General Letitia James has issued a warning about new, recently reported scams using New Yorkers’ personal information to file fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits.“We must remain vigilant about potential scams and ensure residents remain alert,” James said. “During these uncertain times, unemployment benefits are a safety net for many individuals and families who have lost their jobs. To exploit the use of these funds and overload a system that is already processing unprecedented numbers of claims per day is as shameful as it is illegal. My office remains committed to holding accountable anyone who violates the law, and I continue to encourage the public to report suspected scams to my office.”State officials have received recent reports of scammers having access to detailed databases with Personally Identifiable Information (P.I.I.). Armed with P.I.I., scammers have sought out cooperation from “mules” who are used as intermediaries for filing claims online seeking benefits, exploiting the avalanche of legitimate claims that have hit the New York State Department of Labor due to the COVID-19 crisis.Individuals who have been contacted by the NYS Department of Labor about unemployment benefits they did not apply for must be aware of the possibility of identity theft. Attorney General James highlights the following tips for New Yorkers to protect themselves from these scams:Be suspicious of anyone who calls you over the phone seeking money or personal information. If you owe money, you will receive a legitimate notice in writing that identifies the agency and the reason you owe money.Do not give out personal and sensitive information, including your Social Security number and bank account information, to individuals over the phone. In addition, ensure to independently verify the authenticity of the caller.Victims of unemployment benefits fraud should report any incidents to their employer and to the NYS Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Program. Victims can also file a complaint online with the Office of the Attorney General or call 1-800-771-7755.Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgWhen it comes to the playing squad, the transfer period has been completed by the engagement of Semir Bajraktarevic for Celik that has been reinforced during the winter break, in order to avoid the struggle for survival in the Premier league.On the preparations in Medjugorje will also travel the experienced stopper Jovo Kojic, who is confirmed by the president of Celik, Senad Sarajlic, for SportSport.ba.“Kojic came back from Turkey and will travel with the squad to Medjugorje. I have talked with him and he said that coach from Kazakhstan is satisfied, and that the president of that club comes on Friday and if he accepts our and his conditions about the compensation, we will give him releasing papers. Until then Kojic will train with the team in case of the transfer fails because we had a lot of bad cases in past with the waiting for foreign engagements“ says the first men of Celik.Talented player from Turkey, Yunus Gulnar, will also travel with the team and we count on him seriously in the future.“Gulnar is a young player, who has a great potential and he will travel with the team in Medjugorje. We are planning for him to stay in Celik and hope that he will be useful to us because he is talented and we have seen it in the match against Gorazde, where he showed enviable technique and quality for about 30 minutes. We made a good job in the transfer period and we are expecting good plays in the further championship“, said Sarajlic for the end.(Source: sportsport.ba/ photo oslobodjenje)last_img read more