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WA is estimating it lost $100 FUCKING MILLION DOLLARS to unemployment fraud

And every dime went overseas.
gibberish
  05/22/20
Inslee at 65% approval. Everyone’s insane. Nobody care...
.,.,.,.,,,.,.,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,,
  05/22/20
And it could be even more!
gibberish
  05/22/20
These “polls” are complete bullshit
Henry Aaron
  05/22/20
http://abc3340.com/news/nation-world/hundreds-of-millions-in...
gibberish
  05/22/20
As the last het-cis male government worker you are the obvio...
N904PD
  05/22/20
My bad!
gibberish
  05/22/20
How is everyone from the governor on down not impeached and ...
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  05/22/20
Reflecting her work in technology, LeVine took her oath of o...
N904PD
  05/22/20
Fuck my ass
gibberish
  05/22/20
#GIRLSWHOCODE
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  05/22/20
...
TS Amanda Lawson
  05/22/20
...
\'\'\'\'\'\'\'
  05/23/20
Empty stores are a familiar sight in downtown Seattle as t...
gibberish
  05/22/20
Nigerians in Buffalo Bills Super Bowl t-shirts balling out o...
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  05/22/20
...
.,.,.,.,,,.,.,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,,
  05/22/20
That's from the shitlib times giving every benefit of the do...
gibberish
  05/22/20
We are getting defrauded by Nigerians to the tune of $100mm
michael doodikoff
  05/22/20
Yeah, I'm sure the state official thought for sure she'd be ...
gibberish
  05/22/20
Not only is he not impeached, he’s riding record appro...
.,.,.,.,,,.,.,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,,
  05/22/20
...
gibberish
  05/22/20
That's what's so insane about this
Buck "The Club" Paulette
  05/22/20
Should I move there for easy cash?
TS Amanda Lawson
  05/22/20
You don’t have to apparently
.,.,.,.,,,.,.,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,,
  05/23/20
All those miners in Perth trying to claim DAT unemployment
Stan Getz
  05/22/20
I’m sure the media will be all over this and libs will...
only CRISPR can save us now!
  05/22/20
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE NEVERMIND LAWYERS WHO SCAM SOCIETY AND BA...
Stan Getz
  05/22/20
(Lib demanindg we provide unemployment support to foreign wo...
Non sequitur
  05/22/20
This was tax payers money sent to Nigerian warlords. Are we ...
gibberish
  05/22/20
EVEN BETTER MAN
Stan Getz
  05/22/20
How does unemployment fraud work
and when i started to squeeze the bar brother
  05/22/20
Pretty well. Apparently most targeted were govt workers beca...
gibberish
  05/22/20
Hello I am a Nigerian prince but I am also unemployed
Jared The Galleria of Jewry
  05/22/20
How is this "fraud." The "criminals" mad...
Wilbat Mercer
  05/22/20
...
\'\'\'\'\'\'\'
  05/23/20
...
gibberish
  05/23/20


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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:44 PM
Author: gibberish

And every dime went overseas.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259425)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:45 PM
Author: .,.,.,.,,,.,.,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,,


Inslee at 65% approval. Everyone’s insane. Nobody cares.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259432)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:46 PM
Author: gibberish

And it could be even more!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259435)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:56 PM
Author: Henry Aaron

These “polls” are complete bullshit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259505)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:45 PM
Author: gibberish

http://abc3340.com/news/nation-world/hundreds-of-millions-in-fraudulent-jobless-benefits-paid

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259433)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:46 PM
Author: N904PD

As the last het-cis male government worker you are the obvious fall guy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259437)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:47 PM
Author: gibberish

My bad!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259442)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:51 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

How is everyone from the governor on down not impeached and executed for gross incompetence like this? Meanwhile Blagojevich served years in prison for nothing.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259465)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:52 PM
Author: N904PD

Reflecting her work in technology, LeVine took her oath of office while placing a hand on a Kindle containing the U.S. Constitution and, thereby, became the first U.S. official to be sworn in on an e-reader.[2][3] She resigned her post in Bern on January 20, 2017.[4] On July 9, 2018, she joined Governor Jay Inslee's cabinet as the new Washington State Commissioner for the Employment Security Department.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259473)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:53 PM
Author: gibberish

Fuck my ass

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259484)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:57 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

#GIRLSWHOCODE

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259511)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 10:36 PM
Author: TS Amanda Lawson (π“€π“‚ΊπŸ‘©πŸ»‍🎀)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259951)



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Date: May 23rd, 2020 2:17 AM
Author: \'\'\'\'\'\'\'



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40260699)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:52 PM
Author: gibberish

Empty stores are a familiar sight in downtown Seattle as the state’s stay-home order remains in effect. Adding to the strain: A criminal ring likely used personal information from previous consumer-data breaches to slam Washington’s unemployment system with phony claims. (Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press)

Empty stores are a familiar sight in downtown Seattle as... (Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press) More

By Paul Roberts , Jim Brunner and Patrick Malone

Seattle Times staff reporters

Washington state officials have acknowledged the loss of “hundreds of millions of dollars” to an international fraud scheme that hammered the state’s unemployment insurance system and could mean even longer delays for thousands of jobless workers still waiting for legitimate benefits.

Suzi LeVine, commissioner of the state Employment Security Department (ESD), disclosed the staggering losses during a news conference Thursday afternoon. LeVine declined to specify how much money was stolen during the scam, which is believed to be orchestrated from Nigeria. But she conceded that the amount was “orders of magnitude above” the $1.6 million that the ESD reported losing to fraudsters in April.

LeVine said state and law enforcement officials were working to recover as much of the money as possible, though she declined to say how much had been returned so far. She also said the ESD had taken “a number of steps” to prevent new fraudulent claims from being filed or paid but would not specify the steps, to avoid alerting criminals.

“We do have definitive proof that the countermeasures we have put in place are working,” LeVine said. “We have successfully prevented hundreds of millions of additional dollars from going out to these criminals and prevented thousands of fraudulent claims from being filed.”

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Thursday’s disclosure, which came after state officials had largely refused to discuss the scale of the fraud, helped explain the unusual surge in the number of new jobless claims filed last week in Washington. For the week ending May 16, the ESD received 138,733 initial claims for unemployment insurance, a 26.8% increase over the prior week and one of the biggest weekly surges since the coronavirus crisis began.

That sharp increase came as the number of initial jobless claims nationwide fell 9.2%, to 2.4 million, according to data released earlier in the day by the Labor Department.

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Indeed, the surge in claims made Washington the state with the highest percentage of its civilian labor force filing unemployment claims — at 30.8%, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan Washington, D.C., think tank. Nevada, the next-highest state, reported claims from 24.5% of its civilian workforce.

Thursday’s disclosures also raised new questions about what, if anything, the ESD could have done to detect and prevent the fraudulent activity.

Last week, the U.S. Secret Service issued an alert warning that Washington was the “primary state targeted” by a “well-organized Nigerian fraud ring exploiting the COVID-19 crisis to commit large-scale fraud against state unemployment insurance programs.” The alert, which said there was “also evidence of attacks in North Carolina, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Florida,” noted “potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars.”

Among the criminal groups implicated in the fraud is a Nigerian organization known as Scattered Canary, according to a report released this week by Agari, a California-based cybersecurity firm that has tracked the African organization’s activities. The group has been running scams for more than a decade, working to steal Social Security payments, student aid and disaster relief funds, among other targets, the report said.

The group likely used personal information about Washingtonians from previous consumer-data breaches to slam Washington’s unemployment system with phony claims, which were paid out along with hundreds of thousands of legitimate ones.

“These crime rings are indiscriminate and very quick to jump on an opportunity,” said Armen Najarian, chief identity officer for Agari, in an interview.

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“It is clear this is not just a Washington state problem,” said a statement from Gov. Jay Inslee’s office Thursday. “This is a national and international criminal conspiracy. We were among the first states hit by these fraudsters but we will not be the last.”

ESD officials have argued that fraudsters targeted Washington because it was among the first states to begin paying new benefits available under the $2.2 trillion federal stimulus bill. The legislation not only boosted benefits available under existing state unemployment insurance systems, including an extra $600 per week; it also gave state officials less time to verify new claims for those benefits.

ESD officials have acknowledged that, because of the elimination of the so-called waiting week between the time a claim is filed and the time the benefit is paid, the agency wasn’t always able to get verification from employers about a claim before payment was made.

Furthermore, because federal benefits were technically available beginning in March, several weeks before Washington was able to upgrade its processing system to be able to pay them, many claimants had retroactive claims for multiple weeks waiting to be paid in the ESD’s system. Those retroactive payments went out all at once, which added to the volume of the fraud.

At the federal level, the fraud is being investigated by the inspectors general of the Social Security Administration and the Department of Labor; the Secret Service; the FBI; and the U.S. attorney’s office in Seattle, which is coordinating the effort.

In a statement Thursday, U.S. Attorney Brian Moran said federal officials worked with a “diligent financial institution” to “prevent $120 million from being distributed to criminals, and were “assisting in recovering millions of additional dollars, with assistance from scores of other banks and credit unions.”

Thursday’s disclosures come as Washington was struggling to process an unprecedented wave of legitimate jobless claims amid one of the worst economic crises in U.S. history. On Wednesday, the state’s monthly employment report for April showed Washington with a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 15.4%, up from 5.1% in March. The national unemployment rate for April stood at 14.7%, seasonally adjusted.

The massive number of new claims had already led to delays in benefits being paid to tens of thousands of workers, who have periodically overwhelmed the ESD’s telephone lines and website with inquiries.

On Thursday, LeVine acknowledged that, because of the fraud, some additional delays in benefit payments to legitimate claimants are likely as the ESD subjects all claims to more scrutiny.

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“This makes me the most angry, and the most upset — that we need to delay payments to Washingtonians who need the benefits,” LeVine said. “But we need to also build in more time for analysis. So going forward, we want to set expectations that we will add an additional one to two days to our processing time.”

That delay, which follows a decision last Thursday to temporarily suspend benefit payments for two days, will mean more hardship for people like Thomas Segers of Seattle. The 61-year-old independent contractor, who provided packaging services to retailers, began receiving preliminary unemployment benefits in April, pending verification that he had lost his job.

Segers said he submitted the necessary paperwork by mail in time for the deadline to prove his employment status. However, he was notified this week that his submission was not processed on time, so his claim was denied. Now, he’s trying to figure out how to appeal that decision, but can’t reach anyone at the state for guidance.

He called the ESD more than 225 times on Thursday morning alone, but never got through.

“I’m sure I’m speaking for a lot of people who have questions, that it’s frustrating that nobody is answering,” Segers said. “They’re inaccessible at the one time, in my viewpoint, they most need to be accessible.”



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259476)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:54 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

Nigerians in Buffalo Bills Super Bowl t-shirts balling out of control $$$$ while you STAY THE FUCK HOME

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259486)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:55 PM
Author: .,.,.,.,,,.,.,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,,




(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259497)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:56 PM
Author: gibberish

That's from the shitlib times giving every benefit of the doubt

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259500)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 9:00 PM
Author: michael doodikoff

We are getting defrauded by Nigerians to the tune of $100mm

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259532)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 9:01 PM
Author: gibberish

Yeah, I'm sure the state official thought for sure she'd be quadrupling our money!

Btw this will get charged to feds

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259539)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:54 PM
Author: .,.,.,.,,,.,.,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,,


Not only is he not impeached, he’s riding record approval ratings because people are lemmings who want to feel “safe” even if it means being unemployed and dominated.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259485)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:56 PM
Author: gibberish



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259503)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:57 PM
Author: Buck "The Club" Paulette

That's what's so insane about this

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259508)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 10:37 PM
Author: TS Amanda Lawson (π“€π“‚ΊπŸ‘©πŸ»‍🎀)

Should I move there for easy cash?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259955)



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Date: May 23rd, 2020 12:16 AM
Author: .,.,.,.,,,.,.,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,,.,.,,,


You don’t have to apparently

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40260381)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:51 PM
Author: Stan Getz

All those miners in Perth trying to claim DAT unemployment

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259470)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 8:56 PM
Author: only CRISPR can save us now!

I’m sure the media will be all over this and libs will demand that people be held accountable.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259502)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 9:01 PM
Author: Stan Getz

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE NEVERMIND LAWYERS WHO SCAM SOCIETY AND BANKERS WHO SCAM SOCIETY DAILY AND THE CHINKS WHO DESTROYED THE WORLD WE NEED TO GO HARD AT PEOPLE JUST TRYING TO GET AN EXTRA 1K A WEEK TO LIVE A BIT BETTER YEAH FUCK THEM ALL.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259538)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 10:34 PM
Author: Non sequitur

(Lib demanindg we provide unemployment support to foreign workers

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259938)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 10:41 PM
Author: gibberish

This was tax payers money sent to Nigerian warlords. Are we clear on that?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40259980)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 11:05 PM
Author: Stan Getz

EVEN BETTER MAN

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40260083)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 11:02 PM
Author: and when i started to squeeze the bar brother (http://youtu.be/sqLsqHctThU)

How does unemployment fraud work

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40260072)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 11:05 PM
Author: gibberish

Pretty well. Apparently most targeted were govt workers because they had their ss# and knew they likely wouldn't be applying as they have a job. Lol fuck my tax paying ass

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40260085)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 11:09 PM
Author: Jared The Galleria of Jewry

Hello I am a Nigerian prince but I am also unemployed

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40260102)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 11:28 PM
Author: Wilbat Mercer (Krugerrand)

How is this "fraud." The "criminals" made a plan and carried it out at great risk to themselves.

The "unemployed" are on their asses watching netflix thanks to the "leader" they elected and overwhelmingly support.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40260210)



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Date: May 23rd, 2020 2:17 AM
Author: \'\'\'\'\'\'\'



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40260701)



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Date: May 23rd, 2020 7:03 PM
Author: gibberish



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4540385&forum_id=2#40263261)