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Unemployment Insurance Fraud

To: University Employees


Barry Brummund, Chief Information Officer

Helena Rodrigues, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Lanita Collette, Chief Information Security Officer & Deputy Chief Information Officer

Subject: Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Date: June 15, 2020

We've shared recommendations on how to protect your online identity, accounts, and passwords. While cybercrime is still an active threat, criminals are using some traditional techniques to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic as well.

The University of Arizona has become aware that several of our employees have been subjected to mail fraud where a malicious actor has filed unemployment claims on their behalf. This is a crime occurring in many states across the country right now.

The University is in contact with the FBI and the Arizona Department of Economic Security regarding this matter, is monitoring the situation, and will provide updates if they become available.

If you think you may have been impacted by unemployment insurance fraud:



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